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August-September 2015... Your First Step Towards Affect Change in the World

Natural disasters, global warming, war, poverty...in an era full of adversities and crises, apprehension and uncertainty over the future is a common. Leaders who can rise to these challenges are needed more than ever. Peace Boat's Global University aims to empower young leaders to use knowledge as a weapon, take into account the voices of those directly exposed to these issues, and become leaders who can build solutions to global problems with empathy and passion.

Following the success of the Special Global University Programme in 2014, Peace Boat will conduct another Special Global University Programme in August-September 2015.

What is Global University?
Global University is a peace education programme which takes place at sea during Peace Boat's Global Voyages. The Global University offers a unique curriculum combining "exposure" programmes (field visits) in ports and workshops and seminars onboard, addressing a range of global issues, including but not limited to, peace, human rights, and the environment. The Global University programme aims to nurture future leaders by equipping them with the knowledge, means and experience to actively engage in the third sector such as non-government organizations, international bodies and local activism.

The Special Global University Programme is a short-term intensive program offered in English, targeting students and young leaders from across the world. Throughout the programme, participants will have opportunities to witness first-hand what the consequences of global issues are for the people, countries and communities they are visiting. They will also have ample chance to exchange opinions and experiences with other participants and discuss concrete action plans they can engage in to affect change in the region and the world.

One or two guest navigators usually accompany the programme to facilitate participants' learning. Navigators are experts from academic institutions, international organisations, and/or NGOs and NPOs.Natural disasters, global warming, war, poverty...in an era full of adversities and crises, apprehension and uncertainty over the future is a common. Leaders who can rise to these challenges are needed more than ever. Peace Boat's Global University aims to empower young leaders to use knowledge as a weapon, take into account the voices of those directly exposed to these issues, and become leaders who can build solutions to global problems with empathy and passion.

A full report (PDF) of the 2014 programme can be downloaded from here


Programme Overview

Dates & Itinerary

Wednesday 19 August to Wednesday 9 September 2015 (22 days)

Participants will meet in Tokyo (Japan) on Wednesday 19 August. They depart from Yokohama on Friday 21 August and sail to Mumbai (India). On the way the group will visit Cebu (The Philippines) and Singapore. The program ends on Wednesday 9 September in Mumbai.

Participants

Twenty five (25) participants from Japan, India, China and ASEAN countries, between the age of 18 and 35. Ideal candidates will have strong interest in international relations, security issues and peace and development studies, or have experiences of initiatives linked to these themes. Adequate command of English, sufficient to understand lectures and participate in discussions, is a minimum requirement. The selection committee will evaluate the application materials based on the "eligibility" to be laid out in the call for participants (to be announced in March). Skype/phone interviews may be conducted.

Programme cost

353,300 JPY per person
This includes programme and tuition costs, including four exposure programs and accommodation and food costs throughout the programme onboard Peace Boat.
*Separate charges will be incurred as follows: 9500 yen for onboard tips and 7200 yen for port charges.
*The cost above does not include transportation (e.g., flights) to Tokyo and from Mumbai.
*Participants are required to obtain visas needed to join the program at their own cost and responsibility.


Detailed Programme

In Peace Boat's Special Global University Programme in August-September 2015, Peace Boat invites young talented future leaders of the Asia-Pacific to engage in the endeavour to examine, how these two concepts on security may be combined, tailored to distinct localities, and applied to overcome national, regional and global issues of today.

The curriculum will consist of five units as below:
Unit 1: National Security, Human Security, and Common Security
Unit 2: State Stability and Conflict Cycle (field visit in Cebu)
Unit 3: Multiethnic Country in its 50th year - Migrants and Human Security (field visit in Singapore)
Unit 4: Human Security in Rapidly Developing Economies (field visit in Mumbai)
Unit 5: Action Plan "Towards Common Human Security in the Asia-Pacific"

Please download the brochure for more details. DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE
To apply, please download the application form HERE

Application Deadlines

Selection will take place after each deadline. Applicants can expect to hear from the secretariat within two weeks from each deadline.
First Round | 17:00 (Japan Standard Time), April 30 2015 (Thursday)
Second Round | 17:00 (Japan Standard Time), May 31 2015 (Sunday)

Documents for download