Students from Universitas Gadjah Mada continue to participate in international events. In this case it was the World Forum for Youth Leaders, in Taiwan from 8-13 March 2017, hosted by Tamkang University, to discuss current world issues.
Those students were Angelo Abil Wijaya (International Relations), Yasinta Wahyu (Engineering), Dhia Aini (Psychology), and Devi Lukita (Agricultural Technology).
The World Forum for Youth Leaders is held regularly by Tamkang University. This year, 50 students from 8 universities joined the event (UK, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, and Thailand).
“We were selected to join the World Forum for Youth Leaders after passing a selection process for documents and abstracts,” said Angelo on Monday (27/3) at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at UGM.
Angelo said each participant in the forum had the chance to present their research on world issues, such as democracy, governance, energy, environment, society, economy, and politics.
In the forum, Angelo presented a paper titled A New Path towards Modern Public Democracy, explaining the vital role of the young generation in contemporary diplomacy. The state can empower the youth in this diplomacy.
Angelo said he gained a lot of experience from the event. It also increased the awareness of youth. especially students, of their role for the future.