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Marshall Memorial Fellowship General Information 19 May 2011

Marshall Memorial Fellowship General Information 19 May 2011

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The German Marshall Fund of the United States
The
German Marshall Fund of the United States
(GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grantmakinginstitution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe ontransatlantic and global issues.GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders andmembers of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and byproviding exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. In addition, GMFsupports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies.Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains astrong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has six offices inEurope: Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, and Bucharest. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava,Turin, and Stockholm.
Marshall Memorial Fellowship
General Overview
 Founded in 1982, the
Marshall Memorial Fellowship
(MMF) was created by the German Marshall Fund of the UnitedStates to introduce a new generation of European leaders to America's institutions, politics, and people. In 1999, GMFlaunched a companion program to expose future U.S. leaders to a changing and expanding Europe.Through formal and informal meetings with a range of policymakers, the Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) providesa unique opportunity for emerging leaders from the United States and Europe to engage with counterparts across theAtlantic in five cities. GMF awards
over 100 Fellowships
each year to the best and brightest from all professional sectors,including politics, media, business, and nongovernmental organizations. The MMF program features a network of over2,000 alumni who remain engaged through annual conferences, regional meetings, online communications, andinvolvement in other GMF program areas.Beginning with the four original countries - Denmark, France, Germany, and the Netherlands - Fellows now come fromacross the
United States
and from
37 European countries
. GMF works closely with partners in more than 50 cities on bothsides of the Atlantic to make the MMF program possible.The German Marshall Fund is pleased to acknowledge the upcoming 30
th
anniversary of the Marshall MemorialFellowship program, which will be celebrated throughout 2012.
Program Itinerary and Financial Information
American and European Fellows travel during one of three 24-day programs organized each year: spring(February/March), summer (June/July), and fall (October/November). They meet formally and informally with a range ofpolicymakers and prominent members of the business, government, political, NGO, and media communities. Partnerinstitutions and individuals in each city provide Fellows with a local perspective on the transatlantic and domestic issueson the agenda. Along the way, each Fellow has the opportunity to explore his or her professional interests beyond thegroup programs, which focus on a range of domestic and international policy areas.Itineraries for American Fellows typically start in Brussels, proceeding then to a city in northern Europe, southernEurope, and eastern Europe. A different GMF office hosts each group for their program conclusion. Cities visited in pastyears include Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Rome, Turin, and Warsaw.European Fellows begin their Fellowship in Washington, DC and conclude in New York. In addition, they visit threeAmerican cities of various sizes, including several nights with a host family in the South or Midwest. Recent programshave included visits to Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, Denver, Lincoln, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Seattle.
Marshall Memorial Fellowship
General Information
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
www.gmfus.org

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