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The Institute for Representative Government (IRG) was established in 1988 by a group of former Members of Congress as an independent, bipartisan, non-profit organization to provide high level, professional exchange programs for parliamentarians from developing or newly-established democracies. With this vision, legislators from emerging democracies could come to the United States, learn how government operates on the national and state levels, and interact with current and former lawmakers.

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Young innovators in MENA, US pitch ‘civic tech’ ideas to improve their communities Their ideas include an online platform to combat misinformation during Middle East and North Africa election campaigns, an app to support Arabic-speaking victims of... Read More
IRG welcomed a delegation from the American Council of Young Political Leaders' "Legislative Process + Governance" fellowship program for a half-day seminar with former Members of Congress. Topics included the US political campaign process, the... Read More
Photos from this program are available on IRG's Flickr account. From February 20 to 27, 2016, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in partnership with the Institute for Representative Government (IRG), and with funding from the U.S. Department... Read More