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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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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
The 2015 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Professional Fellows Program has the theme of "Legislative Process and Governance." As part of the fellowship, the delegation met with former Members of the US Congress to discuss "Running for... Read More