[US to Palestinian Territories, Israel + Jordan ’14]: Building Cross Border Relations in the Middle East

7 American delegates got the incredible opportunity to visit the Palestinian Territories, Israel + Jordan this month as part of a 14-day exchange.

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Middle East

[US to Palestinian Territories, Israel + Jordan ’14] Mandy Wright: “Going away brings you closer to home”

Being chosen as a delegate for ‪#‎acyplMENA is an incredible honor. We have been to Palestine and Israel and headed to Jordan a few days ago. My purpose here besides serving as an ambassador is to learn. What an incredible opportunity this … Continue reading

Delegate Stories Middle East

Support ACYPL in 2014!

no buckets of water no pie in the face no selfies sans make-up just a thought about the complexities of our world and what acypl does to change that help us do our work. please give. We are so grateful … Continue reading


[Israel, Palestinian Territories + Jordan ’14 Preview] Bev Perry: “Nothing is ever black and white”

Today as I read the latest news from the MENA region, I think back on the two trips I’ve been blessed to take with ACYPL to the Middle East.  The first was to Israel in 1994 and the second to Jordan … Continue reading

Alumni Middle East

[US to Vietnam + Myanmar ’14]: A historic first

7 American delegates participated in a 14-day political exchange to Vietnam and our first ever visit to Myanmar. Below is a wrap-up of their incredible experience in the two countries.

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Asia Southeast Asia

[US to Vietnam + Myanmar ’14] Delegates visit victims of Agent Orange

While our delegates were in Vietnam they had the opportunity to visit the Vietnam Friendship Village in Hanoi to meet with children and veterans affected by Agent Orange. The nonprofit provides temporary housing and critical services for those affected by Agent … Continue reading

ACYPL Asia Southeast Asia

[US to Ghana + South Africa ’14]: 6 airports, 5 cities, 14 days

On November, 7 American delegates journeyed to Ghana and South Africa to participate in a 14-day international exchange to learn about Ghanaian and South African politics, governance, and culture. It was quite a trip!

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Africa Sub-Saharan Africa

[US to Vietnam + Myanmar ’14]: Erin Van Sickle: Vietnam is full of contradictions

When I reflect on the time our delegation spent in Hanoi, I realize we have only gained an idea of the exceptionally complex political and policy-making process in Vietnam. Our perceptions of the country changed with each new person we met, … Continue reading

Asia Delegate Stories Southeast Asia

[Professional Fellows Program ’14]: A Movement of Young Leaders

“YSEALI is a program that can connect people around the world.” The 2014 Professional Fellows Program (PFP) wrapped up earlier this month, and three of our fellows, the Hon. Earl Oyas, Oo Maung, and Lena Hendry were interviewed by the  Bureau … Continue reading

Asia Professional Fellows Program Southeast Asia

[US Elections Exchange ’14] Linda Rotunno: What counts on Election Day?

Paul Tully, the brilliant political operative, used to remind us every day at the DNC…”Nothing counts but what happens on Election Day.” I have worked in Democratic politics most of my adult life. I know what a successful campaign feels … Continue reading

ACYPL Delegate Stories