The Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (Alumni TIES) will convene 60 alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs in Bangkok, Thailand on May 23-27, 2022 on the theme of "Public Health and Climate Crisis in the Indo-Pacific." This seminar is for alumni from the United States and countries in East Asia, the Pacific, and South Asia. This seminar will feature thematic and sub-regional breakout sessions, interactive panels with industry leaders, and engagement with prominent organizations working on the intersection of public health, climate change, and disaster preparedness.
Seminar activities will begin with a welcome reception in the evening of Monday, May 23, 2022, and end with a closing dinner on Friday, May 27. May 21 and 22 (in some cases), May 23, and May 28 and 29 (in some cases) are travel days.
Selected participants will focus on the following priorities:
Participants will have the exclusive opportunity to design and collaborate on regional proposals for community-based projects of up to $10,000 USD.
Sixty alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs who are active in climate change adaptation and mitigation and/or and public health, who are working as scientists, medical professionals, educators, technology innovators, leaders of civil society organizations, or public health officials will participate in this seminar. Participants will be citizens of the United States and countries in East Asia, the Pacific, and South Asia. Please note that only U.S. citizen alumni who participated in an exchange program in a country in East Asia, the Pacific, or South Asia will be eligible for this seminar program.
Note: International alumni will be nominated by the embassies and consulates in their countries. If you are not a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident, please contact the U.S. embassy or consulate in your country for information about this seminar. You can find information about your local U.S. embassy or consulate on this website: https://www.usembassy.gov/
Please note that individuals in the following circumstances are NOT eligible for Alumni TIES seminars.
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