For Immediate Release
For ACYPL: Quentin Lide, COO, 202-857-0999 x18 firstname.lastname@example.org
Judge Rozier, Wake County District Court, Selected to Partic ipate in International Exchange to Jordan Political Study Program to Focus on Citizen Diplomacy
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2009 – Judge Vince Rozier, Jr. of Wake County District Court has been selected by The American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) as a delegate to Jordan for a 10-day political exchange program beginning April 16, 2009. He will join six other young political leaders from across to the United States to study Jordan’s legal and political system, engage in dialogue on international issues, and forge professional relationships and friendships.
“ACYPL has the unique mission of proving select young lea ders with an opportunity to travel internationally and engage firsthand in public diplomacy,” said ACYPL Chief Executive Officer Linda Rotuno. “Our delegates have access to key leaders in the nations they visit. They engage in the US and, most importantly, forge professional relationships that can last a lifetime.”
Judge Rozier will join other delegates, each between the age of 25 and 40, in Washington, DC for briefings by the Unites States Department of State and other Jordanian regional experts before flying to Amman. The program will provide the delegates opportunities to travel within the country to interact with key national and local leaders, business representatives, and civic community groups.
“I am honored to have been selected to participate in this ACYPL exchange to Jordan,” said Judge Rozier. “This will be an excellent opportunity for me to learn about the current legal, political and social dynamics there an help the Jordanian people better understand the United States. I am particularly interested in our meeting discussing the judicial reform initiatives currently taking place in Jordan.”
Recognized by the U.S. Congress as a pre-eminent catalyst for introducing rising political leaders and policy makers to international affairs and to each other, ACYPL is a bi-partisan, not-for-profit international exchange organization based in Washington, DC. Since its founding in 1966, ACYPL has, with generous support from the U.S. Department of State, corporations, foundations and individuals, conducted programs and exchanges with 100 countries, producing a global network of over 7,500 alumni. Former ACYPL participants include over 40 sitting member of U.S. Congress, 6 sitting U.S. governors and ambassadors, cabinet ministers and parliamentarians around the globe.
Judge Rozier has served as a Wake County District Court Judge for over 3 years since being appointed and then elected to serve in 2006.
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