Johns Hopkins SAIS to host new US-ASEAN Institute for Emerging Leaders


The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies will host the all-new US-ASEAN Institute for Rising Leaders, the White House announced today at its Special US-ASEAN Summit, designed to help mid-career public service professionals of 10 Southeast Asian countries to develop their academic and policy-making skills to help provide effective leadership to their people and the region.

Starting in 2023, the institute will bring approximately 30 mid-career civil service professionals – up to three from each of the 10 Southeast Asian countries – to SAIS each year for the leadership development program of Several weeks.

“This innovative program exemplifies how our university is helping to strengthen governance around the world,” said Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels. “Building on the strengths of Johns Hopkins SAIS and its distinguished faculty, the US-ASEAN Rising Leaders Institute will play a critical role in ensuring that the next generation of Southeast Asian public servants and civic leaders has the knowledge and skills it needs to better serve its nations and the global community.”

“The US-ASEAN Rising Leaders Institute will play a vital role in ensuring that the next generation of Southeast Asian public servants and civic leaders have the knowledge and skills they need to better serve their nations and community. world.”

Ron Daniels

President, Johns Hopkins University

Under the leadership of Dean James B. Steinberg, Johns Hopkins SAIS will develop a comprehensive program, including an advisory board comprised of academic, foreign policy, nonprofit, and private sector leaders from the United States and Southeast Asia. Is, to achieve it. goal. The program will consist of classroom and extracurricular activities to help young leaders develop these skills, drawing on faculty from SAIS and other divisions of the university, as well as experts from the policy community.

The program will focus on decision-making and understanding contemporary international issues such as energy, technology, and public health. Emerging leaders will have the opportunity to learn about American approaches to these issues, including American perspectives on the Indo-Pacific, through interactions with professors, public sector thought leaders and private and experts in the region.

“The US-ASEAN Institute for Rising Leaders will provide an opportunity to ensure that ASEAN governments have qualified and well-trained leaders to meet the needs of their people and the challenges of the 21st century, building on the belief that competent policy making will not only benefit the people of a country, but the region and the world,” Steinberg said.

The Institute builds on the Johns Hopkins tradition of educating future leaders. SAIS and Johns Hopkins are committed to education and research to help address the challenges of modern governance, including 21st century issues like democracy and technology. The new program will take advantage of Johns Hopkins University’s new facility at 555 Pennsylvania Ave., which will open in 2023.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established in 1967 as a political and economic union between 10 Southeast Asian member states: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


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