In 2022, YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam (Fulbright) plans to offer four flagship seminars addressing challenging issues facing the region such as regional environment and resilient development, contemporary cybersecurity challenges and opportunities, augmenting humankind, and green finance for sustainable future in Southeast Asia. Each seminar will be led by a YSEALI Academy faculty who will oversee the curriculum development and the delivery of the seminar. The lead faculty will collaborate with our affiliate faculty from the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, practitioners from the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Fulbright, international and regional scholars, industry experts to development learning materials and activities that are academic rigorous and yet practical to young professionals.
YSEALI Academy’s main mission is to organize seminars and workshops fostering the capacity for young professionals, juniors and middle management levels aged 25-40 from across Southeast Asia (Fellow). Specifically, applicants from all 10 ASEAN member states and Timor-Leste between ages 25-35 with no previous YSEALI experience required or YSEALI alumni between ages 36-40 are eligible.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, in the first half of the year we will offer the seminar series virtually utilizing cutting-edge technology to maximize Fellows’ learning outcomes and networking opportunities. Starting in September 2022, we will offer face-to-face seminars in Vietnam with experiential learning and other active learning pedagogies, including company and institution visits, cultural immersion, and excursions.
Flagship Seminars in 2022
Public Policy - March, 2022 Apply here!
Regional Environment and Resilient Development: The seminar provides an overview of environmental challenges to Southeast Asia and how to cope with them by resilient development. With economic and policymaking perspectives, it will focus on selected environmental issues facing Southeast Asia including environmental pollution, water security, climate change, oil and gas exploration, upstream hydropower dam and carbon intensity in exports.
Technology and Innovation - June, 2022
The Digitization of Trust: Everyday on the internet, we interact with technology that attempts to gain our trust and influence our decisions. The tools of biased A.I., while promising to be trustworthy helpers, have also become powerful tools for manipulating and synthesizing media. New tools like blockchain are promising the full and seamless automation of trust. In this seminar, young leaders of Southeast Asia will learn how to take control of these tools to address the unique digital challenges of the region while mitigating the risks posed by the same tools.
Entrepreneurship - September, 2022
Augmenting Humankind: Humans are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. Technology is constantly expanding the repertoire of human experience and trying to emancipate us from our biology. Is there a limit to this trend? This seminar will discuss the breakthroughs that are targeted towards augmenting human biology, experience and lifespan, asking the ultimate question: where will these technologies take our species in the next centuries to come? Entrepreneurs whose companies are pushing the frontiers of human health and sustainability, as well as human adaptation to climate change and extraterrestrial space will share new developments in these areas.
Public Policy - December, 2022
Green Finance for Sustainable Future: Green or environment-friendly finance is critical to a sustainable development as it provides capital for the transition to a zero-emission economy, enabling governments, organizations, firms and people to reduce high-carbon operation. The seminar will introduce various approaches, models, case studies and experiences of financing sustainable projects and livelihood around the world, with a focus on policymaking and Southeast Asian relevance.
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