The April 2016 Monthly Newsletter for the Presidential Precinct.


On March 29-30, the Presidential Precinct hosted a Global Leadership Forum which convened emerging and established leaders from more than 45 countries for a robust discussion about global leadership challenges and opportunities in the 21st century.

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Global Leadership Prize & Young Leader Award
During the Forum, an awards dinner honored the contributions of two exceptional leaders. The University of Virginia presented the inaugural Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. Prize for Global Leadership to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the Presidential Precinct presented the Young Leader Award to Toyosi Ogunseye, 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow and editor of Punch Newspaper in Nigeria. 


At the Global Leadership Forum, Daniel Maliniak, Assistant Professor of Government at the College of William & Mary, addressed a group of visiting international leaders about the promise of digital technology in expanding citizen access to government. The following post by technology entrepreneur Kevin Lyons describes a practical application of such technology. Human rights are very difficult to repress where the average citizen has access to an iPhone and the Internet. 

This second short piece from Ed Yong describes the common sense, yet surprising effects of corruption on surrounding societies and cultures in both long-term and widespread ways.


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