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|POLI | TCS successfully organized the 2014 Young Ambassador Program - 2014.08.04-14|
The TCS successfully organized the 2nd Young Ambassador Program (YAP) from August 4th to 14th in Seoul, ROK. The YAP is a two-week long program that offers a range of opportunities for highly motivated young people of East Asia to facilitate their understanding of trilateral cooperation among China, Japan and Korea, and helps fostering the future young leaders’ sense of “community and friendship”.
This year, the YAP has attracted substantial applicants from China, Japan, Korea, and other East Asian countries, among whom 16 highly qualified college students were chosen to join the program.
During the first week of the program, the TCS offered lectures on Northeast Asian issues and department briefings to help deepening the understanding of trilateral cooperation, foreign policy making and TCS function and operation. The YAP delegation also paid visits to government agencies (Korean Foreign Ministry, Gwangju City Government), international organizations (EU, Korean-ASEAN Center, Global Green Growth Institute), think-tank (ASAN Institute), media (Joongang Newspaper & JTBC) and private sector (Kia Motors Factory).
The TCS also held a Youth Policy Dialogue & Debate on Trilateral Cooperation on August 12, 2014 in Seoul Citizen Hall. As the highlight of the YAP, the policy dialogue & debate touched upon the pressing issues in Northeast Asia, motivated the youths to come up with constructive ideas and insight for trilateral cooperation and find common ground in each country’s position. By contributing in the teamwork preparation for the policy dialogue & debate, the youths increased mutual understanding and developed the real sense of cooperation.
The TCS will continue to hold the YAP in the future in order to promote the trilateral cooperation and enhance the friendship among trilateral youths.
Group photo at TCS orientation
Visit to Asan Institute
Visit to Korean Foreign Ministry
Visit to Global Green Growth Institute
Visit to JTBC
Lecture by Prof. Emanuel Pastreich on regional cooperation in East Asia
Lecture by Dr. Leif-Eric Easley on security issue in Northeast Asia
Policy debate on building future security architecture in East Asia
Group photo at Boseong Green Tea Plantation