Message for Eisenhower Day of Fellowship from Gen. Colin Powell

As we approach the Eisenhower Day of Fellowship on 14 October, we have received the following message from the Chairman of the fellowship, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

Since we instituted the Eisenhower Day of Fellowship in 2008, hundreds of Fellows around the world have gathered annually to renew their commitment to Dwight Eisenhower’s vision of a world where cooperation replaces confrontation and understanding replaces ignorance. The expression of their commitment takes many forms, ranging from a nationwide high school essay contest in Sri Lanka to a regional conference in Indonesia to the launch of the Eisenhower Alumni Association of Saudi Arabia.

I view these annual events as the first step of a strategy to provide our alumni with a varied menu of rewarding opportunities to work together in order to better the world around them. This year, Eisenhower Fellowships took the second step at the annual Alumni Advisory Council meeting in Istanbul. The Council decided to reconstitute itself as a self-directed Alumni Council that will deepen its institutional structure in order to undertake together consequential actions in a range of areas.

Let me extend my congratulations to all the Fellows who organize and participate in the worldwide events that mark this year’s Eisenhower Day of Fellowship. I strongly encourage all of you to make being an Eisenhower Fellow a lifelong identity.

Sincerely,
General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

Here at the EF Europe website, we’d love to hear about what you are doing to mark it. It’s also the birthday of one of our EF Europe Alumni, Irina Anghel (MNP 08, Romania) so we wish her a happy EF birthday!

About Antonia
I'm a British citizen, living in Melbourne, Australia, working as a knowledge and communication consultant. I went to the London School of Economics and in 2008 took part in the Eisenhower Fellowship Multination Programme, the subject of 3 of my blogs. You can find me on Twitter as @euonymblog or @antoniam

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