American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) Conference 2017 for Emerging Leaders (Fully Funded to Stanford University,USA)

Application Deadline: November 1st 2016

The 6th annual AMENDS Conference will take place from Wednesday, April 19th – Sunday, April 23rd 2017 at Stanford University, CA.

The American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) is a collaborative student-led initiative interested in the promotion of understanding and respect around the Middle East, and the support of a generation of leaders who are working to ignite concrete social and economic development in the MENA region.

Accepted delegates will:

  • Present a 10-12 minute video talk about their initiative at Stanford University. Hosted on our channel, these talks have over 70,000 people.
  • Attend a networking dinner.
  • Receive financial and logistical assistance with flights and visas to and from Stanford, CA. Accommodations and food will be provided.
  • Attend workshops and talks at Stanford. In the past, this has included a talk by Prince Moulay Hicham, a workshop on presenting by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a workshop on design thinking by the Stanford d.school.
  • Join and take leadership in the AMEND Fellows Network, a self-sustaining network of 120 former delegates. For the past 3 years, a separate conference has been held annually for fellows at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • be 18 – 28 years old.
  • have innovative ideas and well thought-out initiatives that could affect positive change in the world.
  • have initiatives addressing political, social, or economic issues pertaining to the Middle East in innovative ways.
  • demonstrate the potential to further understanding between the respective regions and demonstrate potential to influence American-Middle Eastern affairs.

Delegates will be selected based on the level of their dedication to promoting change in the MENA region and/or in U.S.- MENA relations. AMENDS will also heavily consider the past experiences and backgrounds of each delegate that will enable him/her to contribute a unique perspective to the conference, in order to ensure a rich, diverse group of delegates.

Benefits

Accepted delegates will:

  • Present a 10-12 minute video talk about their initiative at Stanford University. Hosted on our channel, these talks have over 70,000 people.
  • Attend a networking dinner.
  • Receive financial and logistical assistance with flights and visas to and from Stanford, CA. Accommodations and food will be provided.
  • Attend workshops and talks at Stanford. In the past, this has included a talk by Prince Moulay Hicham, a workshop on presenting by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a workshop on design thinking by the Stanford d.school.
  • Join and take leadership in the AMEND Fellows Network, a self-sustaining network of 120 former delegates. For the past 3 years, a separate conference has been held annually for fellows at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey.

For More Information:Visit the Official Webpage of the American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) Conference 2017 

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  1. […] American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) is a student initiative at Stanford University that brings together the most promising youth change agents from across the Middle East, North Africa, and United States to learn from each other, connect with global leaders and resources, and share, through TED style talks, their ideas and experiences with the world. […]

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