IYDU congratulates Chairman Jason Emert

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I would like you to join me in congratulating Chairman Jason Emert on being named to the Foreign Policy Initiative’s 2016-2017 Future Leaders Program. The mission of the program “is to cultivate the next generation of foreign policy leaders in Washington, D.C. The program identifies young professionals who share FPI’s commitment to international engagement, support for America’s allies, expanding political and economic freedom, and a strong military.” Continue reading

REGISTER: IYDU U.S. Election Observation

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Registration is now open for the International Election Observer Mission to the United States following the 2016 IYDU Annual Council Meeting in Miami, Florida. The registration fee of $200 covers participation in the program, daily meals (excluding dinner), meetings, and transportation among sites during the program. But this rate will go up after October 1 to $400, so book now! Continue reading

The United States at 240

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On this day 240 years ago, the United States of America declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain with the words:

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” Continue reading

#IYDUmunich kicks off this week!

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We’re excited to see our participants at #IYDUmunich in just a few days. The final program with practical information can be found right here, as well as the participant list.  More than 60 participants are registered so far. We have put together a program with our excellent hosts from CSU and Junge Union Bayern, that we hope you will enjoy.  We’re looking forward to welcoming you all in Munich!

IYDU Chairman’s statement on the terrorist attacks in France – #Prayers4Paris

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Friends,

Let me be frank, the news of last night’s attack in France left me angry and heartbroken. This terrorist strike in Paris by ISIL was an assault on all freedom-loving people around the world. This is particularly difficult for me as my own country’s government has failed to lead, allowing the warped view of Islamic extremists, who perverted religion to create panic and death. But now we must take action.
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