Fellows Blog

Somaia Learns about Effective Leadership

By liadmin | October 28, 2013

Two days into her placement at the office of Congressman Tom Petri (WI – 6), Somaia El Sayed Metwalli of Egypt is getting deeply involved in the workings of her office. Somaia started her fellowship with a strong desire to learn about the legislative process, and this has driven her to get the most out…

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Government Shutdown: Lessons learned

By liadmin | October 20, 2013

Wow! What an exciting and eventful week this has been! Twelve young professionals from Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya arrived one week ago, and have been busy getting to know DC and beginning their fellowship placements. All but one are first time visitors to the US and have come to participate in Legacy’s Legislative Fellows Program-North…

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Delegate from Morocco in Roanoke,VA

By liadmin | January 25, 2013

Zakaria ElBhioui, LFP Fall 2012 delegate from Morocco writes of his experiences when hosted in Roanoke during the Legislative Fellowship Program.  He worked with the Romney campaign in Romney’s Regional Republican Campaign Headquarters. Going Door-To-Door: Living the first hand experience “Working at the Campaign Office is a golden chance to see how things work and…

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Nassera talks about Meeting DC

By liadmin | November 5, 2012

By Nassera Bouazzaoui Ok I must admit that everything I know about the American legal system could fit in Legally Blonde 2…90 minutes “, or how a Harvard graduate blonde, totally sassy and pink, decided to invite to her own marriage her dog’s mother- held in a cosmetic laboratory that tests its products on animals…..…

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In the News

“Egypt Offers Hope and Hardship” by Congressman Scott Klug Congressman Klug, was a U.S. delegate traveling to Egypt and wrote a column for the Wisconsin State Journal.


“Reflections from Egypt: What is True Democracy?” by Paul S. Ryan Ryan, of the Campaign Legal Center, a U.S. delegate in Legacy’s Legislative Fellows Program traveling to Egypt, wrote about the delegation’s program in Egypt.


"Dispatches from Egypt: Deep Frustration" by Larry LaRocco Former Congressman from Idaho posted regular and in-depth observations and analysis of the political situation in Egypt in the Idaho Statesmen.


"Educator from Oman Learns Political Lessons Through U.S. Election" Participant Yasmin Shannan Al-Bulushi says working on a campaign during the U.S. presidential election has inspired and prepared her to improve the political process in her country.


"The Importance of Democracy in North Africa" by Peter Fenn Peter Fenn, U.S. Delegate wrote for the U.S.News & World Report about his impressions as the group met with Moroccans from all walks of life including members of parliament, local officials, community leaders, students, and educators.