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IRG Welcomes the American Council of Young Political Leaders
IRG partnered with the American Council of Young Political Leaders to host a morning of panel discussions around the theme of legislative process and governance for international participants for a group of fellows from across the ASEAN region.
- PANEL 1: Running for United States Congress: Opportunities and Challenges
- PANEL 2: Role and Responsibilities of Congressional Members: Serving Community and Country
- PANEL 3: The Broken Branch: Partisan Gridlock in Congress
IRG board members and other former Members of Congress served as discussants in bipartisan pairs. U.S. participants included Mike Andrews (D-TX, 1985-1995), Phil English (R-PA, 1995-2009), Barbara Kennelly (D-CT, 1982-1999), Mike Kopetski (D-OR, 1991-1995), Tom Petri (R-WI, 1979-2015), and Frank Wolf (R-VA, 1981-2015).
This programs comes at the start of an exchange program for these fourteen fellows -- from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam -- organized by ACYPL under a State Department grant to implement Professional Fellows Programs (PFP) as a part of President Obama’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative.
A full report will be available at the end of the fellowship program in early June. Pictures are available on our Flickr page.