The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.
By supporting the preservation of cultural heritage, the Ambassadors Fund helps extend its value as a vital and defining element of communities and nations and ensures its continued enjoyment and relevance both today and for generations to come.
As part of our marking 75 years of U.S. government-sponsored international exchange programs, in October we are celebrating the way our exchange programs engage with communities around the world through various volunteers and civic leadership activities.
Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan delivers remarks at a symposium on “Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save the Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on September 29, 2015.
Deputy Secretary Blinken speaks on the extension of the "Rewards for Justice Program" at “Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save the Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Sept. 29, 2015.
Fulbright Alumna, Gessye G, produced a documentary during her Fulbright scholarship at American University called "The Africa We Know."