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Summer 2014 Recap: YALI at the Rockefeller Center

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This week, the Rockefeller Center looks back on the news that defined summer 2014.

This series of articles chronicles the Rockefeller Center's participation this summer in the Young African Leaders Initiative, or YALI. Six on-campus sessions were hosted for the fellows, facilitated by a wide variety of professionals. Newspapers around the world also covered the program as seen in the following articles.

Though Dartmouth's visiting YALI fellows recently finished their leadership sessions at the Rockefeller Center, their work was not yet finished as they headed down to Washington, DC. Here the fellows heard from such inspirational speakers as Michelle Obama. Her speech is seen here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1j3sRxgD_E. Mrs. Obama also took an hour of her time to sit down and talk with some YALI fellows, three of whom had recently completed the program at Dartmouth.

Dartmouth's visiting YALI Fellows pose for a photograph in Hinman Forum at the Rockefeller Center

Voice of America covered YALI in a thirty minute segment that featured seven fellows, including Dartmouth's JayJay Segbefia of Ghana: http://www.voanews.com/mp4/voa/special-events/VOA_PRESENTS_YALI_SPECIAL.mp4

The reporting on YALI at Dartmouth was not purely international, with local papers such as the Valley News covering the program as well: http://www.vnews.com/home/12891640-95/innovators-for-a-continent

For complete session overviews and to learn more about this program, be sure to read our past articles covering every week of the summer: http://rockefeller.dartmouth.edu/news-events/yali/

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