Sunday, June 7, 2009

Jefferson Fellowships for JOURNALISTS -- Application Deadline June 17, 2009

The East-West Center , Honolulu is accepting applications for the Fall 2009 Jefferson Fellowships Program. This three-week seminar and travel program for journalists will focus on “The Right Climate for Confronting Climate Change?” Given below is a summary of the program. Please share this information with newsrooms, editors, news directors, professional media organizations and any journalists who might be interested and urge them to apply. Attached is a flyer about the program that you may use as a handout. Thank you so much for your assistance in spreading the word about East-West Center Jefferson Fellowships Program. Please note that June 17, 2009 is the application deadline. With regards,

Sudarsan Dash

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--------------------------------------- Fall 2009 Jefferson Fellowships for Journalists Dates: October 25-November 14, 2009 Theme: “The Right Climate for Confronting Climate Change?” Travel Destinations: Honolulu , Hawaii ; Monterey and Palo Alto , California ; Boulder , Colorado ; Washington , D.C. Who Can Apply: Working print, broadcast, and on-line journalists in the United States , Asia and the Pacific Islands . Five years of experience preferred. English fluency required. Funding: Airfare, lodging, per diem and most other program expenses are provided through a grant from The Freeman Foundation of Stowe , Vermont . Participants are responsible for all applicable visa fees and any additional visa-related expenses. Application Deadline:Wednesday, June 17, 2009. Information and applications:For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit:http://www.eastwestcenter.org/jefferson.

Contacts: Send applications and questions by email tojefferson@eastwestcenter.orgor fax at (808) 944-7600. For phone inquiries, please contact Ann Hartman, Jefferson Fellowships Coordinator, at (808) 944-7619. Theme: “The Right Climate for Confronting Climate Change?” The new U.S. presidential administration of Barack Obama has increased attention to climate change in advance of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in December 2009. With this backdrop, the Fall 2009 Jefferson Fellowships program will explore the ability of U.S. domestic and foreign policy to confront the important economic challenges and opportunities involved in addressing climate change and its consequences. While near-term costs may affect the livelihoods of Americans already struggling in the current U.S. recession, addressing climate change also presents opportunities to strengthen important parts of the economy and create jobs. In addition, the Fall 2009 program will examine how the issue of climate change may serve as a way for the United States to rebuild partnerships and alliances around the world and to bolster national security. The program will begin in Honolulu with one week of discussions, field visits and participant presentations that explore the challenge of climate change throughout the Asia Pacific-U.S. region. Participants will share impacts, responses and policy challenges from the perspectives of their own countries. The study tour will focus on policy challenges and opportunities for the United States through visits to key destinations on the U.S. mainland.

The Jefferson Fellowships program is a professional study tour for working journalists in the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Fellows meet with business and government decision-makers, scholars and students, social activists, cultural and political analysts, journalists and others in the communities they visit.

The East-West Center is now accepting applications for its Fall 2009 Jefferson Fellowships:

Theme: The Right Climate for Confronting Climate Change?

• Dates: October 25—November 14, 2009

• Travel Destinations: Honolulu, Hawaii; Monterey and Palo Alto, CA; Boulder, CO; Washington, DC

• Who Can Apply: Working print and broadcast journalists in the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands with a minimum of five years of experience. Ten fellows will be selected. •

Applications: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/jefferson

• Deadline: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

• Funding: Airfare, hotels and meals are provided through a grant from The Freeman Foundation.

For more information and to obtain an application: • Website: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/jefferson

• E-mail: jefferson@EastWestCenter.org • Phone: 1-808-944-7682 • Fax: 1-808-944-7600

• Address: Jefferson Fellowships East-West Seminars East-West Center 1601 East-West Road Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 USA

Application deadline: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Apply Now!

The Jefferson Fellowships The Jefferson Fellowships program was launched in 1967 to enhance public

understanding through the news media of cultures, issues, and trends in Asia, the Pacific Islands and the United States. The long range goal is to help news organizations build staff expertise about the region, so that their readers, viewers and listeners may be better informed. The Jefferson Fellowships, the longest continuously running program at the East-West Center, is supported by a grant from The Freeman Foundation. The East-West Center The East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii contributes to a peaceful, prosperous, and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States.

The Center serves as a national and regional resource for information and analysis. It provides a meeting ground where people with a wide range of perspectives exchange views on topics of regional concern. Since the Center’s founding in 1960, close to 50,000 people have participated in its programs. Many of these participants now occupy key positions in government, business, journalism, and education in the region.

Learn more about Asia, the Pacific and the United States with the East-West Center’s . . .Jefferson Fellowships for Journalists

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