Congrats to our new Board leadership

Board elections were held yesterday and we have a new President and Chair!  Stacie Fujii (Egypt ’05, Thailand ’08) was elected President and Rick Smotkin (Jordan ’09, Sri Lanka and Nepal ’12) was elected Chair.  We also welcomed Jason Matthews … Continue reading

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[Alumni News] Senator Durbin: Finding his roots

On September 24th, Senator Dick Durbin (ACYPL alumnus to USSR 1978) was 2013 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).  Our CEO Linda Rotunno was at that dinner and heard Senator Durbin share this story about … Continue reading

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ACYPL is hiring

ACYPL is looking for a new Development Coordinator to join our team.  This is an entry level job with room for growth.  Applicants should be self-starters with a strong work ethic and who care passionately about international affairs and exchange. … Continue reading

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ACYPL Honors Evening on June 18th

ACYPL is excited to announce our annual Honors Evening, a night for us to gather with our friends and alumni to honor great figures in political culture. This year, we’re excited to recognize two amazing and influential leaders. Congressman Keith … Continue reading

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ACYPL Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2013 Interns

ACYPL is now accepting applications for internships for summer 2013. Internships can be full- or part-time and offer candidates an opportunity to work on a variety of tasks with all members of our dynamic team, including our communications, development, outreach, … Continue reading

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The Model American Congress (MAC) Program was initiated at Cairo University in 2003 with support from the US Embassy in Egypt. The goal of this exchange is to provide each fellow with a greater understanding of the US Congress, as well as democratic governance and elections.

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Finding Common Ground at the ACYPL Middle East Alumni Summit

The idea was born two years ago – ACYPL would host our first ever Alumni Summit in the Middle East, where we have been conducting exchanges for nearly 25 years.  We could not have imagined then the recent political and … Continue reading

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