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Middle Eastern Women Receive American-Style Leadership Training
BY LARRY TEITELBAUM
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This spring, 37 new "students" entered the halls of Penn Law and Wharton for whirlwind study of first-year law and finance and management courses followed by choice internships throughout the country. Sounds like a typical leadership development program until you consider this: these classmates were professional women from the Middle East engaged in the ultimate interdisciplinary exercise.

They were here courtesy of the U.S. State Department, which funded the Legal and Business Fellowship Program run by America- Mideast Educational Training Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving understanding between the United States and the Middle East. The goal was to spawn leaders who bring the skills and knowledge they acquired, as well as an appreciation of American's democratic system, back home.
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