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Richardson Center and ACYPL alumni host American mentors

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In 2014, six young political leaders from Myanmar were selected to participate in the American Council of Young Political Leader’s Legislative Process and Governance Fellows Program. The exchange provided the Myanmar leaders with hands-on experiential learning in a variety of political placements. They were hosted by American mentors in Austin, Texas and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who thenRead the full article »

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Sun Institute Multi-Party Campaign Training, Mandalay, August 28-30, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Richardson Center taught a three-day training with the Sun Institute in Mandalay this week for 50 political party members and civil society activists. The majority were from the NLD and USDP but there were also representatives from the United National Committee and the Democratic Party. The training covered campaign set-up, research, targeting and identifying,Read the full article »

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Pyapone Training Report

Saturday, December 14, 2013

From December 13 to 14th, the Richardson Center conducted a messaging and campaign training in Pyapone City in the Ayerwaddy Division. Upon the invitation of the Upper House MP from the area, trainer Mindy Walker traveled to the area three hours outside of Yangon. This was the first training in a series of trainings ledRead the full article »

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Middle East Generational Ambassadors’ Summit – Wye River

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Between March 15th and 20th, 2013, the Richardson Center for Global Engagement hosted the first Middle East Generational Ambassadors Summit, bringing together 18 young leaders from Egypt, Turkey and Israel. Ranging from the private sector, political world and civil society, the participants joined a group of speakers and facilitators from the United States for aRead the full article »

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Madison Legislative Training for the Richardson Scholars

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

As part of the Richardson Scholar Program, the participants attended a political training from 9am-noon during the last week of their English studies, August 19-23rd. The training focused on useful information that would relate to their work in Myanmar, helping them understand the difference between local and federal governance. Mindy Walker conducted the classroom trainingRead the full article »

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Recap: First Week with Richardson Scholars

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The First Week: The Center is funding six scholars to attend intensive language courses in Madison, Wisconsin for the next four months.  The six Richardson Scholars left Yangon on April 28th, some leaving the country for the first time ever. After a long flight they were greeted at Chicago O’Hare airport and went immediately toRead the full article »

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Report from Wisconsin on Richardson Scholars

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Richardson Center provided scholarships for six NLD members to study intensive English in the United States for four months per the request of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Four scholars are members of Parliament, another scholar is the personal assistant to Aung San Suu Kyi and another scholar is a volunteer attorney for theRead the full article »