The March 2017 Monthly Newsletter for the Presidential Precinct.


Celebrating Women’s History Month
At the Precinct, we have the opportunity to see women making global change every day. We’re thankful for local and international frontrunners in women’s leadership and the conversations that they foster.

As we look back on a stimulating International Women’s Day and continue celebrating Women’s History Month, read the story of Mimi Kayeye, a MWF 2015 Fellow from Burundi who is working to support victims of sexual violence in her country and around the world.

Then, listen to our second episode of the Global Founders Podcast, featuring two women leaders who are vibrant members of the Presidential Precinct Network.
Global Founders | Episode 02: Advancing Women’s Leadership

On the second episode of Global Founders, we sit down with Mirabel Ngong, a Project Manager with World Vision for Education and Development in Bamenda, Cameroon, and Kat Imhoff, the President & CEO of the Montpelier Foundation. Kat & Mirabel represent a wealth of global knowledge in leadership experience, women’s empowerment programs, and the future of women in leadership.


James B. Murray, Jr.: 2019 is an opportunity to assemble emerging global leaders
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William & Mary: Alumna among many Peace Corps volunteers coming from Williamsburg
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James B. Murray, Jr. the Precinct’s founder, shares an article that he hopes may be interesting or thought provoking for the Precinct’s constituencies. In particular we hope to attract the attention of young leaders from around the world who may look to the Precinct for an unbiased, non-judgmental window into current thinking on democracy, the rule of law and best political practices. We will post each article on the Precinct Network in the spirit of stimulating dialogue and critical thinking. 

A Testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

“The Presidential Precinct has recently begun discussions about collaboration with National Democratic Institute (NDI), an influential private American non-partisan organization led by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright. NDI promotes democracy around the world by promoting openness and accountability in government.  Many Precinct supporters have expressed concern about a new executive budget proposal that calls for large budget cuts in “soft” foreign engagement programs like those promoted by NDI. The fallacy of this shift from soft to hard power was addressed eloquently by Kenneth Wollack, President of NDI in a statement delivered to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee last month. We commend President Wollack and the principles for which NDI stands and we look forward to working with him and NDI.”  
– James B. Murray, Jr.

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