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Home / “Grassroots Democracy and Citizen Participation” Project Participants Hosted by Graduate School USA’s International Institute
Posted on Sep 20, 2016
Between September 26th and October 14th, Graduate School USA’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) team will administer a project titled “Grassroots Democracy and Citizen Participation.”
The four participants from Venezuela include a human rights lawyer, a criminology graduate student, an electoral system researcher, and a civil rights advocate. This project launch is particularly timely as it coincides with the first U.S. presidential debate.
In addition to visiting Washington, DC, the international visitors will travel to Philadelphia, Cleveland, San Diego, and New Orleans. The “Grassroots Democracy and Citizen Participation” project will examine the critical role of citizen participation in the democratic process.
The group will be engaging in discussions with interest groups, non-governmental organizations that advocate for local government accountability, political analysts, as well as members of the media to deepen their understanding of democracy as defined and practiced in the United States and of citizens’ participation in their own governance.
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