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Morocco Staffers Earn Spots in Top Fellowship Programs

April 2007

Morocco Staff Attorney Siham Al Figuigui is representing Morocco in the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)-funded Leaders for Democracy Fellowship program. Siham was selected among a very competitive group of 22 up-and-coming democracy leaders from throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. Siham is undertaking her fellowship at the prestigious Maxwell School of Public Policy at Syracuse University. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice welcomed Siham and her colleagues to the U.S. Department of State upon their arrival in the United States, saying the fellows represented the founding fathers and mothers of democracy in the region.

Salma Tounsi, Morocco Office and Field Finance Manager, was selected from among an equally competitive pool of Middle East and North Africa applicants to participate in the MEPI-funded Legal and Business Fellowship Program. Salma is spending six months in the United States studying law and business at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and Wharton School of Business. Salma will then conduct a five-month fellowship with corporate counsel of a large multinational firm based in the United States.