[US to Hungary + Croatia ’15] Donalyn Dela Cruz: “Admitting Day”

August 21, 2015 marked another Admissions Day in Hawaii. It’s a State recognized holiday that isn’t celebrated due to its storied past. In 1959, when we joined the Union, there was cause for celebration. However, after years of swells of various policies … Continue reading

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[US to Turkey ’15] Maggie Mick: “Turkey—The Wall”

  My second ACYPL journey took me to Turkey last month. During a meeting in Ankara, our host asked us, “What does every human desire in this life?” In my American mind, I thought “Love.” He then answered his own question as … Continue reading

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[US to Turkey ’15]: “Building political partnerships in an ancient and modern city”

In early September, six American delegates traveled to Turkey for an 11-day exchange trip to learn about Turkish government, culture and society.

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[Professional Fellows Congress spring ’15]: “Making It Matter: Changing the World One by One”

In early June, ACYPL hosted 215+ emerging leaders from 44 countries for the spring 2015 Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DC. The week-long event included workshops, panel discussions, and professional trainings for all the young professionals.

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“US to Croatia + Hungary ’15]: “7 US politicos, 2 countries, 10 days”

In May, 7 geographically and politically diverse Americans traveled to Hungary and Croatia for a 10 day exchange trip to learn about the two countries legislative process and governance on a local and national level, as well as the two countries culture, and society.

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[US to Hungary + Croatia ’15] Dawson Hobbs: “On Broken Relationships and New Hope”

My ACYPL trip surprised me in many ways, but most surprising was how one of the first sights we saw served as a metaphor for an entire country. After a whirlwind day of briefings at the Croatian and Hungarian embassies … Continue reading

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[Alumni Reflection] Yuri Guaiana: “US Democracy Seen Through the Eyes of a European Traveler”

“Amongst the novel objects that attracted my attention during my stay in the United States, nothing struck me more forcibly than the general equality of conditions.” This is how Alexis de Tocqueville began his renowned Democracy in America after traveling … Continue reading

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[Northern Ireland to US ’15]: “Building transatlantic relationships from Northern Ireland to the US”

In March, 7 Northern Irish policy leaders and elected officials journeyed to the US for an 8-day exchange trip to DC and Boston to learn about the US governance system and develop new transatlantic relationships.

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[Northern Ireland to US ’15 Preview] Chanelle Hardy: 50 years later, an injustice anywhere is still, well, everywhere

Reflecting on my trip to Northern Ireland last summer, I realized the Northern Irish, too, had a reason to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Looking me directly in the eye, my guide on a … Continue reading

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[Turkey to US ’15]: Welcome to the Rockies

For our first program of 2015, five delegates from Turkey traveled to the US as a part of a 7-day exchange trip.

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