Students of Universitas Gadjah Mada continue to participate in international events, World Forum for Youth Leaders, in Taiwan from 8-13 March 2017, hosted by Tamkang University, to discuss current world issues.
Those students are Angelo Abil Wijaya (International Relations), Yasinta Wahyu (Engineering), Dhia Aini (Psychology), and Devi Lukita (Agricultural Technology).
World Forum for Youth Leaders is regularly held by Tamkang University. This year up to 50 students from 7 universities joined the event from UK, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, and Thailand.
“We were selected to join the World Forum for Youth Leaders after passing document and abstract selection,” said Angelo on Monday (27/3) at Faculty of Social and Political sciences 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. According to Angelo, the state can empower the youth in this contemporary diplomacy.
Angelo said he gained much experience from the event. It also increased the youth’s awareness especially students on their role for the future.