Leaders for Democracy Fellows head to Washington, DC

mepi-news1The twenty Fellows from 10 countries in the Middle East who arrived at the Maxwell School on March 17th as part of the Leaders for Democracy Fellows program (funded by the U.S. Department of State's Middle East Partnership Initiative) headed to Washington DC this past weekend.

After participating in a six-week academic program at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, the Fellows will turn their attention to the professional affiliation portion of the program.

Each Fellow will spend six weeks working in public institutions as a means of gaining practical skills and learning more about the American democratic system.

Organizational hosts include the American Enterprise Institute, Human Rights Watch, Freedom House, and the American Federation of Teachers.

It was a pleasure to have the Fellows on campus and we wish them success in their time in Washington DC.