LINC hosts emerging leaders from Central Asia

LINC hosted five international visitors from Central Asia who are on an extensive U.S. study tour.

The international group -- selected as Rumsfeld Fellows -- discussed civil society, community development and citizen engagement with LINC leaders Bert Berkley and Landon Rowland.

The visitors were Semetei Omurzazy uulu, Abdul Nafi Olomi, Muratbek Akhmatov, Sergey Minasyan and Ravashan Sobirzoda.

The group has a wide range of experience in retail, construction, academic, economics and politics. Each is working on ambitious projects in their home country including establishing non-governmental organizations or academic institutions.

The visitors are all emerging leaders and scholars who will spend weeks in Washington, D.C., conducting research at the School of Advanced International Studies and having high-level meetings on governance, economic development, and foreign relations.

Part of the visit includes leaving Washington to visit other U.S. communities. The Kansas City visitors will also travel to Atlanta.

The Rumsfeld Foundation was created by former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and has several areas of interest including Central Asia.

LINC regularly hosts international visitors who are on study tours.

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