Participants of the India Young Political Leaders Exchange were welcomed at MAP’s office in Washington, DC on October 23, 2018. Layla Zaidane, MAP’s COO, hosted this group of young political leaders for a conversation about policy, politics, and Millennials.
The India Young Political Leaders Exchange is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The program’s eight participants were on their second day of three planned weeks in the U.S., where they met with leaders in civil society and government. The participants include legislators who are active in state and national politics in India and are exploring issues such as the inclusion of minority groups in politics, the use of technology in campaigns, and effective political engagement strategies.
During the exchange, MAP spoke with these young leaders about MAP’s role in furthering bipartisan dialogue, and how it engages and develops Future Caucuses to bridge the partisan divide. MAP and the program participants discussed the Millennial generation, elections, and ways to create social and political change.
MAP is a potential model for the group’s own work as they travel around the U.S. and meet with young political leaders at the state and city levels.