[US to Israel and Palestinian Territories 2012] Clay Middleton on the Peace Process in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Today’s post comes from Clay Middleton of ACYPL’s recent US to West Bank and Israel 2012 program. Clay is Associate Director of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships for the Corporation for National and Community Service. Enlightening the minds of those who … Continue reading

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[US to Northern Ireland 2012] Chris McCannell on “craic” in Northern Ireland

Today’s post comes from Chris McCannell, VP of Government Relations for APCO Worldwide and escort for ACYPL’s 2012 US to Northern Ireland program.  No “craics” in the Irish Peace Process Chris McCannell Often when you visit an Irish pub, go … Continue reading

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[US to Israel and Palestinian Territories 2012] Eric Johnson on Faith in Israel

Our post today is from Eric Johnson, one of the delegates from the 2012 US to West Bank and Israel program. We didn’t plan on this one, but it was so powerful and spontaneous, we felt we had to share. … Continue reading

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[US to Sri Lanka and Nepal 2012] Kyle Hybl on the “Flight to Dubai Incident”

This post brought to you by Kyle Hybl, delegate in our current Sri Lanka/Nepal program. As always, his views are his alone. Just over one week ago today, seven young political leaders gathered under the auspices of the American Council … Continue reading

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[US to Sri Lanka and Nepal 2012] Ashley Holbrook on Sri Lanka

Today’s post comes from Sri Lanka/Nepal delegate Ashley Holbrook. As always, her views are hers alone. It’s 1:30am and we’re saying our final goodbyes to Sri Lanka. These incredibly warm people have opened their homes, their hearts, and even their … Continue reading

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Howie Howard on Political Divisions

  Today’s post also comes from Vermont Rep. Adam “Howie” Howard, a delegate on our 2012 Sri Lanka/Nepal program. We reiterate that all delegates’ views are their own and are not representative of ACYPL. The Diaspora Divide Sri Lanka Part … Continue reading

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[US to Sri Lanka and Nepal 2012] Howie Howard in “Above the Fold”

Our blog post today comes from Sri Lanka/Nepal delegate Representative Adam “Howie” Howard, who serves in the Vermont House of Representatives. Sunday March 25th, Colombo, Sri Lanka—The top headline on Sri Lanka’s Observer newspaper says it all this morning: “UNHRC … Continue reading

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Relaunch

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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