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Washington Post: Former U.N. ambassador Bill Richardson nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for work on North Korea

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

By Anne Gearan January 30 Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson was nominated last month by members of Congress. His nomination, which has not been previously reported, is for decades of work on behalf of hostages and prisoners held in several nations. The Norwegian Nobel Committee was asked to consider case histories including the late OttoRead the full article »

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Learning lessons, and looking for bright spots, after the US election

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Four Myanmar women recently travelled to the US to witness the historic election there, and despite many criticisms of the campaign, still found many positives to be taken from the country’s political system.  By MINDY WALKER | FRONTIER THIS YEAR’S United States Presidential election was so divisive that when I told people that I wasRead the full article »

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Women to Wisconsin Delegation

Friday, November 11, 2016

From October 25-November 11, 2016, the Richardson Center for Global Engagement hosted four political leaders from Myanmar on the Women to Wisconsin delegation. The delegation was a success and the delegates learned a lot that they could bring back to use in their own campaigns in Myanmar. Learn more about the Women to Wisconsin Delegation »

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Richardson Center and the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Photo: Thanintharyi MPs working on constituent relations exercises in training After the exciting and peaceful elections in November 2015, the Richardson Center has focused primarily on four projects in Myanmar. The first is working with the new government to plan trainings for its new MPs so that they can get to work implementing their agenda.Read the full article »

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Dispatches from Myanmar

Monday, February 1, 2016

Today was a great day. I was fortunate to be invited to the historical swearing in of the new parliament members in Naypyitaw. I have been looking forward to this day since I arrived in April 2012 and it did not disappoint. In the morning I met up with some of the soon-to-be Members ofRead the full article »

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Middle East Generational Ambassadors Program

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A few testimonials from participants in our Middle East Generational Ambassadors Program The GenAmb program was an absolutely fantastic experience. The program gave me access to field leaders in social entrepreneurship, business, policy and diplomacy. I got to peek into the inner workings of the Harvard Business School and MIT Media Lab. Last, but certainly notRead the full article »

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Cuba: The Back to the Future Theme Park

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Blair Milo, Mayor of La Porte, Indiana “The Hub of Awesome” While Back to the Future II may not have correctly predicted a Chicago Cubs World Series win in 2015 (next year!), it was accurate in showing that time travel does exist.  If you don’t believe me, all you have to do is visit Cuba.  YouRead the full article »

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Generational Ambassadors Conference – Social Enterprise as a Bridge to Regional Cooperation

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Richardson Center’s 2015 Generational Ambassadors Conference – Social Enterprise as a Bridge to Regional Cooperation – took place in Boston, MA from November 9-11, 2015 as part of a series of conferences that bring together emerging leaders from the United States’ long-standing allies: Egypt, Israel, and Turkey. Those individuals serve as ‘Generational Ambassadors’, representingRead the full article »

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“I understand what people in my town need. I work together with my constituents”; About RCGE Political Training for Women

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Parliament should have a certain quota of female representatives,” said a young woman. “And then what will you do if unqualified women get seats?” a man immediately responded. “But do you think all the men now in parliament are qualified?” retorted a second man. That conversation took place in 2012 among Myanmar journalists during aRead the full article »

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Self Help Graphics & Art Selects Five Los Angeles Printmaking Ambassadors For An International Printmaking Exchange With Cuba

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA — Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG), in partnership with the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) and the Richardson Center for Global Engagement, will send a team of five LA artists, this October, to the Taller Experimental de Gráfica (Cuba) for the first printmaking exchange of its kind. The Richardson Center,Read the full article »