August 19, 2014

On this final day of the 4th IYLA, almost 600 participants from nearly 80 nations attended IYLA at the United Nations.  Here, an inspiring panel of diplomats from the United Nations, including members from parliaments around the world, young entrepreneurs, and chairmen...

August 19, 2014

The final days of the 4th IYLA is upon us. On this beautiful sunny Monday participants visited the memorial site of the 2001 attack on New York City’s World Trade Center.  Quiet and reflective, our young leaders from around the world traced victims’ names engraved in t...

August 18, 2014

“If you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” -Ronald Reagan


IYLAers are feeling the heat on the sunny New Jersey beaches today.  It’s a beautiful day for relaxation and reflection.  And today I want to share mine.


As young leaders, we go out in...

August 17, 2014

The IYLA began its only day in Philadelphia, the “city of brotherly love”, at the National Constitution Center. Here, only blocks away from Independence Hall, a panel addressed our young leaders about the global impact of the Declaration of Independence and Constitutio...

August 16, 2014

To begin the IYLA’s final day in Washington D.C., our young delegates had the opportunity to visit 5 different embassies.  In groups, we met the ambassadors and diplomats of the embassies of the Philippines, Malaysia, Mexico, Colombia, and Spain. 



As a visitor in a sm...

August 15, 2014

It was another beautiful day for the IYLA.


We kicked off the day at the U.S. State Department. Della Hareland, Angela Woods, and Mark Azua welcomed us.  They gave us information about internships and diplomat positions at the State Department.  


Angela Woods, who...

August 13, 2014

The sunshine might have been hiding behind dark rainclouds, but IYLA participants were shining bright.


The opening orientation was a resounding call to for leadership. James Flynn, president of the Global Peace Foundation, a co-convener of IYLA,  told delegates to embo...

August 12, 2014

Welcome one and all to the 4th International Young Leaders Assembly!


Young leaders from around the world flocked to Washington D.C. hauling suitcases and wearing smiles despite their long travels.  IYLA delegates filed into the Metro Points Hotel and got their nametags...

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