Archive for Monday, July 19, 2010

KU hosting women from Egypt, Morocco as part of U.S. State Department leadership program

July 19, 2010


Twenty women from Egypt and Morocco are spending a month at the University of Kansas to learn lessons in leadership.

The visit is funded through a $240,000 grant from the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program is designed to give the women a better understanding of the United States and to develop future leaders.

While they're in Lawrence, the women will volunteer for local service projects and design a project on social change. They'll also visit state government offices in Topeka government and the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Mo.

After Kansas, the women will spend time in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., to learn more about democracy and the role of women in the development of the United States.


Paul R Getto 7 years, 10 months ago

Good idea and a good program. More education and understanding, which can lead to effective leadership for the next generation, is how we can work towards a better, more peaceful world.

WilburM 7 years, 10 months ago

These women are just outstanding. A whole new generation of leaders in Egypt and Morocco -- and great for demolishing stereotypes of Muslims. Indeed, a great American policy is to invite folks from around the world to come here. the goodwill is immense.

Gocubsgo 7 years, 10 months ago

Agree with WilburM and Made_in_China: this is a good program. It is being pulled off, I think, with lots of leadership from the Communication Studies dept. Kudos to them.

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