Chicago Highlight: Assistant Secretary of State Evan Ryan

Author: Joya Helmuth

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We were thrilled to have a special guest on our trip to Chicago. Assistant Secretary of State Evan Ryan leads the Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau for the U.S. Department of State, where the Mandela Washington Fellowship and YALI are based. She was thrilled to engage with the Fellows, and after making some remarks about how important this program is to President Obama, she took plenty of questions from the crowd. And there were many! We loved having her with us and are looking forward to seeing Assistant Secretary Ryan when we come to Washington for the Presidential Summit!

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