Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic – From Thursday, September 29 to Friday September 30, 2022, the International Republican Institute (IRI) will hold a two-day conference to highlight young leaders of the Caribbean. The event brings together U.S. and Caribbean experts as well as 20 young leaders to discuss public policy priorities for the Caribbean region. A strategic U.S. economic partner and ally, the Caribbean Regional Conference will highlight young persons who are hungry to enter politics and make a difference in the democracy of their respective countries.  

The International Republican Institute (IRI) invites the general public to join the closing ceremony on Friday, September 30th at 4:00PM AST. The ceremony will feature testimonials from IRI’s inaugural Caribbean Youth Fellowship Program and highlight the public policy priorities of the young leaders.  

The general public can register for the event here.

What: Caribbean Regional Conference  

Who: Tami Longaberger, IRI Board Member and Chair of the Board of the Longaberger Family Foundation 

Rafael Jesus Feliz Garcia, Minister of Youth, Dominican Republic 

Miriam Kornblith, Senior Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the National Endowment for Democracy 

Senator Natalie Campbell-Rodriques, Vice President of the Parliamentary Network on Gender Equality of ParlAmericas and youth focal point in the Senate of Jamaica 

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny, Senior Managing Director at Blue Star Strategies 

When: Friday, September 30, 2022 at 4:00PM AST 

Where: ZOOM; Register here 

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