In honor of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on May 21 and the campaign to “do one thing for diversity,” IREX is pleased to highlight the recent efforts of two Russian students, Anastasia and Alina, who coordinated events promoting tolerance and cultural awareness in their home communities. Both students are alumni of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, implemented by IREX.
Despite Malaysia being a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society, discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons has reached “new levels of intensity” according to Human Rights Watch’s latest report on Malaysia. For this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, IREX spoke about the state of LGBT rights in Malaysia with Julian Sanjivan, a Community Solutions leader and a former manager at PT Foundation, the largest community based organization in Malaysia dealing with issues of gender, sexuality, and HIV.
IREX is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) fellowship recipients. The IARO program provides highly qualified U.S. scholars and professionals the opportunity to impact the formation of U.S. foreign policy by conducting open-source research on current regional issues of importance to the United States. This year's fellows will be travelling to 13 countries across Eastern Europe and Eurasia to perform policy relevant field research. After they complete their fellowship, their research findings will be posted on the IREX online library.
IREX is pleased to announce the appointment of its newest Board member, Ms. Kate Thompson. Thompson is a Partner with Deloitte Consulting and responsible for leading a global portfolio of foreign assistance programs in governance, statebuilding and private-sector development. She is a specialist in fragile states with a sound working knowledge of how multi-disciplinary assistance programs can leverage the interdependencies between governance, the private sector and civil society to spur growth and stability.
The Public International Law & Policy Group and the Syria Justice And Accountability Centre present: Mapping Accountability Efforts in Syria A Discussion with: Husam Alkatlaby, Data Analyst at SJAC and Meghan Stewart, Vice President of PILPG Wednesday March 20, 2013 12:00 - 1:30pm 888 16th ST NW, Suite 831, Washington, DC RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org