Our Programs

COVID-19:  Due to the pandemic, all Yen programs have been rescheduled. The proposed dates on this page are tentative and would be updated should there be any further change in programming.  Yen is carefully monitoring global developments surrounding the COVID-19  response. We are committed to the safety and well-being of our affiliate communities and staff, above all else. We urge everyone to adhere to the World Health Organization's guidelines and advisories from your local health authorities. Stay home, stay safe.  

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Model Government

The annual Model Parliament program brings students from across the nation to draft their own legislation as well as debate on current legislation before the parliament. 

Registration opens in April, 2021. 

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Research Fellowships

Through the Yen  Research Fellowship program, fellows investigate selected topics in the fields of, Healthcare, Public Policy, Law, Technology, Cybersecurity, Economics, and International Trade, among others. The Fellowship runs on a combination of an academic and corporate structure to enhance its educational value for fellows and its pragmatic quality for the research questions. 

Registration opens April 2021

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Youth Policy Debate

Since its inception, the Youth Policy Debate (YPD) has engaged many young people in conversations that drive their communities forward. YPD provides a platform for participants to engage in critical thinking and constructive criticism with the purpose of identifying common grounds and tried resolutions for socioeconomic and political challenges.

Registration opens in May 2021. 

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Leadership Programs

The annual Model Parliament program brings students from across the nation to draft their own legislation as well as debate on current legislation before the parliament. 

Registration opens in March 2021.