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YENCHING Global Symposium Conference In Beijing 2022 [FULLY FUNDED]

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Leaders of today’s world face crisis after crisis – COVID-19 and the ongoing ramifications of a deadly virus; the climate crisis and the effects of a heating planet; the erosion of national and local cultures in favour of international cultural movements; shocks in the international market that ripple down to the cost of groceries and fuel. Each of these crucial issues shares one central problem: they cannot be solved by individual societies alone.

Yet at the same time, leaders face crucially important questions closer to home: how to raise and spend taxes in a fair way; how to build healthier, resilient societies; how to construct an equitable justice system. How have, how do, and how should nations balance their cultural, social, political and economic responsibilities at home and overseas? How does nationalism interact, challenge, or complement globalisation?

The 2022 YGS theme examines what it means to operate in today’s hyper-globalised framework from an interdisciplinary perspective. Apply now to take part in a packed roster of dialogues and debates that take countries and their constituent politics, cultures and histories as the starting point, and approach the big issues facing the world we live in today.


We welcome applicants with strong leadership potential and a readiness to participate in nuanced, interdisciplinary discussions on questions surrounding China and our theme for the year, ‘Globalisation or Guóbalisation? Internationalism in Flux’ if they meet the following criteria:

Born after January 1, 1991;

Possesses a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any field at the time of application;

Will commit themselves for the entirety of the symposium, April 8-10, 2022;

Is proficient in English; and,

Has never attended any of the previous Yenching Global Symposiums or Yenching Social Innovation Forums.

Tips for Application:

Essay responses should be a maximum of 250 words or 1 minute video responses to EACH essay question. Please note that responses with less than 50 words or those that have been plagiarized will not be considered.

Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted.

If English is not your first language or you have not graduated from an English-taught program, please provide proof of your English proficiency (i.e. standardized tests or certification). Screenshots are accepted.

Please read the FAQs on the Yenching Global Symposium 2021 website carefully before completing this application. The FAQs will be updated throughout the application process.

 Official website: https://yenchingsymposium.org/apply