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December 13, 2016
Since 2007, Politico has been feeding the insatiable appetites of DC insiders, policy wonks, hill staffers, as well as poli-sci students across the country with political analysis on the day-to-day of American democracy in action. In 2015, Politico launched... Read More
December 09, 2016
Overwhelmingly, IRI's Vulnerability to Corruption Assessment (VCA) found that citizen participation and engagement are critical to addressing corruption and advancing Decentralization and Deconcentration Reforms in Cambodia. October 2016 marked twenty-five years since the end of the conflict in... Read More
August 10, 2015
As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) becomes an increasingly integrated community, the region’s youth from Jakarta to Manila and Yangon to Bangkok are connecting at unprecedented rates and taking a larger role in addressing their communities’ most challenging issues.  Over... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
August 06, 2015
Since its inception on August 8, 1967, ASEAN has served as a forum for its ten member-nations to come together to discuss, debate and build closer relations based on mutual interests, economic prosperity and shared values.  When ASEAN first got its start, only five member-nations, Indonesia,... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
May 12, 2015
Every April Indonesia celebrates the life and work of Raden Ayu Kartini, known across Indonesia simply as Kartini.  Born in 1879, Kartini was a Javanese aristocrat who defied strict social norms that denied women access to education.  Kartini became a light for women who wanted to get... Read More
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Hasna Wihdatun Nikmah

Program Assistant, Indonesia
April 13, 2015
The USAID-created initiative #LetGirlsLearn is more than just a popular hashtag raising awareness around the world about women’s inequality in education, but rather a call-to-action for governments, civil society organizations and civic leaders to... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
March 24, 2015
Cambodia has one of the youngest populations in the world. In fact two out of every three Cambodians are under the age of 25. Yet despite the overwhelming number of youth, Cambodia’s government is comprised of older leaders, effectively marginalizing the country’s youth in decision-making. ... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division