Schwarzman Scholars Program Talk from Global Director of Admissions

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SCHWARZMAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM FOR YOUNG LEADERS:  2018/19 APPLICATION OPENS APRIL 2017

GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS, ROBERT GARRIS, VISITING CAMBRIDGE, FEBRUARY 28th, 3:30pm, Bentley Room, Pitt Building, Register here

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to ensure that the next generation of business, political and civil society leaders around the world can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world.  We aim to achieve this by (1) recruiting promising young leaders from around the world, people who have the ambition and talent to take on executive roles in government, civil society or business  (2) educate them about China’s global role via a one-year Master’s in global affairs at Tsinghua and (3) link them to senior mentors in their field in China and to their peers among China’s rising young leaders.  It is an unparalleled introduction to China and its role in the world. 

 

A Schwarzman Scholar should demonstrate extraordinary leadership potential, the ability to anticipate paradigm changes, strong intellectual capacity and exemplary character.

 

·        Leadership: the ability to conceptualize, articulate and implement new approaches to existing conditions, with determination, energy and adaptability to drive change despite obstacles. A leader must have the ability to inspire others to help make change happen. Leadership can be demonstrated through many contexts and fields, political, social, business, the arts, and beyond.

·        Intellect: achievements demonstrated through outstanding performance in academic endeavours. 

·        Character: personal values and integrity that inspire trust among others

Schwarzman Scholars aims to build a professionally diverse cohort each year, and welcomes undergraduates/graduates and young professionals from any field who can articulate how the experience in China will help develop their skills as leaders. We expect the largest number of applications from fields and professions that are heavily influenced by trends in China, including but certainly not limited to economics, political science, sociology, history, business, public policy, international studies, environmental studies, energy, health, climate, urban studies, trade and others.

Applications for 2018/2019 will open in April 2017. For more information on the program please visit our website, watch our video introduction, read this profile in the New York Times, and/or download our full brochure

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