Interested in international relations, East Asian history or culture? Care about the future of American foreign policy? Then apply to be a member of the US delegation at conflict resolution sessions of the 2011 Strait Talk Symposium! Strait Talk is a non-partisan dialogue program that seeks to transform international conflict by connecting young people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the United States and empowering them to strive for peace. Strait Talk is a bridge between grassroots youth advocacy and elite-driven network theory. Its process is based on the Interactive Conflict Resolution method, which has been used since the 1960s to facilitate dialogue between people engaged in apparently intractable conflicts. The basic goals of ICR are to create personal trust across conflict lines and to develop creative and workable ideas to help spur official dialogue. Applications are now open for the US delegation at the 2011 Symposium, which is scheduled for 11-18 November. Additional information and application materials will be available at the recruitment session, and they may also be downloaded from our website (http://straittalk.org/). Message or email Nick Petersdorf, Justin Lee or Dan Towne for more details.
Strait Talk Symposium: Accepting US delegation applications until Friday, 10/14