The first phase of Legacy’s Legislative Fellows Program for Kuwait and Oman concluded successfully last week with the safe return of the 13 legislative fellows to their home countries. While in the U.S. fellows participated in an intensive fellowship in Congressional and Senate offices and committees; followed by a short trip to Southwest Virginia to learn about local government and the election process.
View a slideshow of pictures from the program.
Many thanks to our partner the Association of U.S. Former Members of Congress for helping to pair each fellow with a former member of Congress, who served as mentor during their time here.
Fellows appreciated the time with their mentors; learning a lot from them about the “inside story” of Washington, D.C. Kuwaiti fellow, Mashael Al-Hijri said about her mentorship experience:
“During my fellowship, Congressman Downey was very generous with his time and knowledge. We met several times, staff meetings, dinner, etc. (Interestingly, Congressman Downey is married to Carol Browner, now a well-known environmentalist who serves as director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy in the Obama administration. She was in charge of handling the recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico).”