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Faleomavaega announces applications for young leaders programs

WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Faleomavaega says that the Federation of American Scientists and the Pacific Island Society are now receiving applications for three new young leaders programs: the Pacific Young Leaders on Disarmament Project, the Pacific Security Scholars Project, and the Young Pacific Artists Program.
 
The programs provide an opportunity for students to contribute their research and artistic work for submission to international conferences.  Below is important information for students interested in applying to any or all of the programs.
 
The Pacific Young Leaders on Disarmament Project
 
•            Deadline: April 30, 2013
 
The “Pacific Young Leaders on Disarmament Project” started by the Federation of American Scientists and the Pacific Island Society provides young leaders in foreign policy with an international forum to voice their ideas. Participants in the program will be asked to draft a hypothetical statement for their country to the Conference on Disarmament that advances their country’s national security interests.  The statements will be bound and the full collection will be delivered to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland with the start of the 2014 session.
 
To apply, email your resume, statement of interest, and a draft “Statement to the Conference on Disarmament” to Eddie Walsh at ewalsh@fas.org.  In the email use the Subject:  “PYL 2013 Application”. 
 
The Pacific Security Scholars Program
 
•            Deadline: May 20, 2013
 
The “Pacific Security Scholars Program” started by the Pacific Islands Society will provide post-graduate students from Pacific Island countries with an opportunity to make their voice heard on the important issue of “International Security and the Pacific Islands.” Selected scholars will produce regular articles and opinion pieces on directed issues for publication by the Pacific Islands Society blog. The articles and opinion pieces will be collected, bound, and printed and then presented to the diplomatic missions of the Pacific Islands Forum. 
 
            To apply, email your resume, statement of interest, and two recommendations to pacificislandssociety@gmail.com. 
 
The Pacific Security Scholars Program
 
Deadline: June 30, 2013
 
The Pacific Islands Society is also starting the “Young Pacific Artists Program” where young artists can submit portfolios of their work, with the chance of being selected to be featured on the Pacific Islands Society blog, alongside a brief profile of the artist. 
 
To apply, email a one-page expression of interest, three to five in. high resolution photos of your best work, and any coverage that your art has received in your local media to pacificislandssociety@gmail.com.
 
Founded in 1945, the Federation of American Scientists is an independent, non-partisan think tank founded on the belief that scientists, engineers and other technically trained individuals have the ethical obligation to ensure that the technological fruits of their intellect and labor are applied to the benefit of mankind.
 
The Pacific Island Society is an independent non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting stronger relationships among Pacific Island nations through the use of educational and cultural exchanges. 
 
“I encourage every qualified student in American Samoa to take advantage of these unique opportunities.  I want to thank the Federation of American Scientists and the Pacific Islands Society for outreaching to our students in American Samoa to provide them with opportunities to further their professional development,” Faleomavaega concluded.



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