Kuwait Towers, Kuwait City

Legacy International, in partnership with The US Association of Former Members of Congress, is sending its second delegation of visitors to Kuwait from the United States.

The Legislative Fellows Program (LFP) links community leaders in a two-way exchange that strengthens mutual understanding of the legislative and policymaking processes in Kuwait, Oman and U.S. International. LFP is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by Legacy International.

Delegate Jason Scott is blogging about the trip.  Follow his posts here.

The U.S. delegation to Kuwait includes:

Former Member of Congress Martin Lancaster
Following eight years in the North Carolina House of Representatives, Mr. Lancaster served from l987 to l995 in the U.S. Congress, representing North Carolina’s Third Congressional District which included most of North Carolina’s coastal counties and most of the counties hosting military bases. During his Congressional service, he became widely respected for his work on the Armed Services, Small Business and Merchant Marine & Fisheries Committees.

Since returning to North Carolina, Congressman Lancaster has provided leadership on many government and public-private commissions including the North Carolina Economic Development Board, the North Carolina Agency for Public Telecommunications and the North Carolina Rural Development Council.

Chris Griffin (Military Affairs Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut – Independent)
Before moving to Lieberman’s office, Christopher was a Research Fellow in Foreign and Defense Policy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) as well as a Contributing Editor to the Armed Forces Journal, where his work focused on U.S. policy in East Asia, security cooperation programs, and defense-industrial cooperation. Before joining AEI, Griffin was a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Jason Scott (Corporation for National and Community Service)
Dedicated to public service and youth leadership development, Jason has extensive experience in training, nonprofit development, technology & social media, and youth leadership. Through his work with AmeriCorps, Jason has recruited and trained youth leaders and designed and coordinated various programs. He currently works for The Corporation for National and Community Service in the Office of Leadership Development and Training, where he coordinates online resources support for agency grantees to build their capacity as nonprofits and expand their use of technology and social media tools.

Reverend Stanley Watkins (Chief of Staff to Congressman Bobby Rush, (Illinois 1st District – Democrat))
Reverend Stanley Watkins currently serves as Chief of Staff for the Honorable Bobby L. Rush, Member of Congress. Mr. Rush is the Ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the U. S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Rev. Watkins has operational and administrative oversight of a $1.5 million budget and supervisory responsibility of 20 staff personnel. He also has legislative responsibility for transportation and infrastructure, budget, and appropriations matters.

Rev. Watkins served as a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1987-1991 and was a super-delegate to the 1988 Democratic National Nominating Convention in Atlanta.
He serves on the Board of Directors of an Illinois-based not for profit education consortium. He also serves as an Associate Minister at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago under the leadership of Pastor Stephen John Thurston.