The Africa Center for Strategic Studies along with colleagues from the Department of Defense attended yesterday’s YALI Mandela Fellowship Expo to represent DoD. We had the opportunity to have thought-provoking conversations with the YALI fellows about how security is tied into their important work, whether they realize it or not. 500 fellows selected from a pool of 50,000 have been in the US for the past weeks attending leadership institutes across the country. They arrived in Washington this weekend for a summit with President Obama. Some will stay for an additional internship while others will return home. Congratulations to all the fellows!
For more information on the Young African Leaders Initiative and the Mandela Washington Fellowship: click here.