In partnership with the U.S. Department of State, the Institute of International Education held the Young Leaders Dialogue (YLD) Charleston Forum from March 12 – 17, 2012.
The YLD Charleston Forum included high-level meetings with representatives from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Congress, among others, and provided the Yound Leaders with an opportunity to engage with leaders in local, state, and federal government, the military, private enterprises, the nonprofit sector, and academia.
The purpose of the YLD Charleston Forum was twofold: First, group project teams were able to share the scope and outcome of their projects with senior policymakers in Washington, DC. Second, an intensive three-day forum was held in South Carolina in partnership with the College of Charleston and The Citadel aimed at addressing key issues related to transatlantic security, environmental issues, and diversity.
The Charleston Forum continued the dialogue on critical issues of the 21st century that began with the proceeding Young Leaders Dialogue Projects in the U.S, Prague, and Vienna.