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Presidential Precinct Executive Director Speaks at the 30th Annual We the People Regional Finals

On January 27 2017, Neal Piper, Presidential Precinct Executive Director, spoke to over 500 high school students at the We the People Regional Finals located at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. The finals were organized by James Madison’s Montpelier.

We the People features an intensive curriculum […]

February 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

For over 700 days, Bukky Shonibare has Shared Touching #BringBackOurGirls Reminders

Bukky Shonibare is a 2016 Presidential Precinct Mandela Washington Fellowship alumna. Learn about her experience here.

By Fu’ad Lawal | Pulse Nigeria | October 19, 2016
When the world lowered its placards due to fatigue or hopelessness, Bukky Shonibare raised hers and hasn’t dropped it since.
One night in the middle of April 2014, […]

Zelalem Kibret – MWF2016 Impact Story

Zelalem Kibret is a writer and blogger in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is committed to promoting access to justice for all voices in Ethiopia.

“If I’m going to build a democratic Ethiopia and Africa in the future, then I need to be exposed to a world that has already built […]

Updates From Bambama: Espace Opoko

By: Averty Ndzoyi

Early last semester, we carried out five days of activities in a Bambama school. We were working to pay the school tuitions and assess the progress made by the students of the indigenous people of Bambama. We also assessed the school’s progress through 12 local students previously […]

Global Leadership Forum Hosts Leaders from over 45 Countries

Topics included economic growth, climate change, inclusion of women, minorities in government

The Presidential Precinct hosted the first of the two-day 2016 Global Leadership Forum Tuesday in the Newcomb Ballroom, bringing together leaders from over 45 countries to discuss challenges facing the world.

The Presidential Precinct is a non-profit consortium of […]

April 1st, 2016|Other|0 Comments

UVa honors Madeleine Albright with Leadership Award

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is the winner of the University of Virginia’s first Edward R. Stettinius Jr. Prize for Global Leadership. Albright was honored at a ceremony Tuesday night at the Boar’s Head Inn.

In her speech, Albright praised the work of Stettinius, the former […]

March 29th, 2016|Other|0 Comments

Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye to Receive Presidential Precinct’s Inaugural Young Leader Award

The first female editor of Nigeria’s Punch newspaper, Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, has been selected as the recipient of the Presidential Precinct’s inaugural Young Leader Award.

Ogunseye first came to the Presidential Precinct as a member of the inaugural 2014 class of the Mandela Washington Fellowship. She was one of 500 emerging […]

March 3rd, 2016|Other|0 Comments

Madeleine Albright to Receive UVA’s Inaugural Prize for Global Leadership

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has been selected to be the first recipient of the University of Virginia’s new Edward R. Stettinius Jr. Prize for Global Leadership.

The University will present Albright with the award March 29 in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. The […]

March 3rd, 2016|Other|0 Comments

Shining the Spotlight on Entrepreneurship in Tanzania

Anganile Thomson, a Presidential Precinct 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow, is back in Tanzania using his Fellowship experience and his role as a T.V. producer and presenter to feature young entrepreneurs in his community who are making a difference.

Through his program called Mchumia Juani, Swahili for “one who labors under […]

When Elections Work: What’s Next for the Central African Republic?

Originally published:The Hill

By Martine Ekomo-Soignet, Precinct Mandela Washington Fellow 2014 and Laurence Wohlers

Last week, the population of the Central African Republic did something many experts had deemed impossible.  They voted.  Freely and peacefully. In a presidential election that was fair, transparent — and so truly competitive that the winner remained […]