April 17th, 2013

April 16th May 6th – Visiting Delegation From Middle East and North Africa

Legislative Fellows Program – North Africa (Egypt, Libya and Tunisia)


  • In Partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
  • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

The Arab Spring presents unique challenges and opportunities in U.S. foreign policy. This includes balancing America’s historic role as a leader and a beacon of freedom with the recognition that sometimes the most long-lasting changes emerge from within these fledgling post-revolutionary nations. FMC partners with Legacy International to bring young professionals from North Africa and the Middle East for month-long fellowships to Washington.

he Legislative Fellows Program – North Africa, this spring has identified and supports social innovators from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. The program provides these emerging young leaders with the tools they need to implement effective policies and reforms at home while building important relationships with their U.S. peers.

These young professionals, aged 25-35, will learn practical skills about the U.S. policymaking process and how citizens, advocacy organizations, businesses, unions and agencies advocate for policies and ideas. The program also enhances cross-cultural understanding and represents a great opportunity for officials and host office staff to interact and learn from these accomplished young professionals.

These emerging leaders have arrived and are learning ways to implement effective policies and reforms at home while building important relationships with their U.S. peers. It is  an important cross-cultural outreach that fosters better understanding between the United States and an important region.

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