MCS Hosts Russian Delegation!
The Official Publication of the Michigan Chiropractic Society ( U.S.A.)
Posted on September 1, 1999
By The Society
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) administered the "Russian Leadership Program" (RLP) for the Library of Congress (LOC) and worked through our Governmental Affairs Director, K.P. Pelleran, a former program officer and trainer for NDI in Russia, as their Michigan program coordinator.
The RLP is a pilot program to enable emerging political leaders of Russia at all levels of government to gain significant, firsthand exposure to the American free market economic system and the operation of American democratic institutions through visits to governments and communities at comparable levels in the United States. The Russian participants and escort interpreters spent approximately 10 days in the U.S., all or part of which included home stays with American host families. The home stays gave the Russian participants a view of the American cultural experience through participation in community activities with American families.
The goal of the RLP is to provide an opportunity for Russian elected officials, political candidates, and emerging political and civic leaders from all jurisdictional levels to observe the American political system and effective, responsive government at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels. The principles of accountability, governance, and the role of the citizenry in government are among the concepts emphasized by the programs.
The MCS, its member doctors, and staff were delighted to participate in this important international democracy-building program! It provided a unique opportunity for the MCS to work with key state and local elected officials, business people, and the media, allowing us to be the "voice of chiropractic in Michigan". Shestleva & Dosvedonya!
[Permission granted by Michigan Chiropractic Society (MCS).]
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