Khawlah Mousa | Courage through Female Leadership in Baghdad

Written By: Kwalah Mousa

I needed a spark to give me courage and enthusiasm in my work.

I started my career in 2001 as an editor and translator for the only English newspaper in Baghdad – the Baghdad Observer. Being an editor at that time meant I had to be very […]

March 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Presidential Precinct to partner with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities during the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book

On March 22, the Presidential Precinct will serve as a community partner in hosting “Both Sides Now: Taking Diplomacy Seriously,” a panel discussion about the intricacies of diplomacy in our challenging world. Hosted in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, this panel brings together three academic leaders for a vibrant discussion on […]

February 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Timi Olagunju, Precinct YALI Fellow, enters House of Representatives race in Nigeria

EDITORS NOTE: Timi Olagunju came to Charlottesville in June 2015 as a part of the second cohort of Mandela Washington Fellows at the Presidential Precinct. Still a University of Virginia student working as a summer staff member, I remember Timi’s infectious energy from the day of his arrival. He […]

Felipe Neves, Precinct YLAI Fellow, receives award from Brazilian Supreme Federal Court

On behalf of his organization, Projeto Constituição na Escola, Felipe Neves recently received the Honorable Mentioned Award for its program titled “The Innovare Institute”.

“Orgulho define o que estamos sentindo. Recebemos hoje, no Supremo Tribunal Federal, o prêmio de Menção Honrosa do Instituto Innovare, a premiação mais antiga e mais […]

December 21st, 2017|Brazil, Felipe Neves, News|0 Comments

BBC World Service appoints Precinct Fellow as leader for West African Languages

The BBC World Service has appointed Rachel Akidi Okwir and Toyosi Ogunseye as heads of language services for East and West Africa respectively. The appointments are part of the BBC World Service’s continuing expansion in Africa.

Rachel Akidi Okwir, Head of East Africa Languages, is based in Nairobi, Kenya […]

Rumbidzai Dube: Reflections on Zimbabwe

By: Rumbidzai Dube, 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow. Photo courtesy of Terry Mutsvanga, 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow.

Robert Gabriel Mugabe!

I grew up listening to his speeches in international fora and from these speeches my love for international law and international affairs bloomed.

I learnt the value of being assertive; as a […]

Tupperware and The Presidential Precinct Convene Leaders for Gender Parity in Education November 13-17 at the University of Virginia

October 18, 2017 (Orlando, FL and Charlottesville, VA) – Tupperware Brands Corporation (Tupperware) will sponsor and co-host The Presidential Precinct’s Global Leadership Forum: Promoting Gender Equality in Education, to convene leaders from around the world who are working to ensure that women and girls have equal access to education. […]

October 13th, 2017|News, Other|0 Comments