Orienting the Gyroscope
JUL 02, 2020

In this post, we are pleased to share a joint statement entitled, “The Value of CAMCA,” authored by three distinguished representatives from the CAMCA region, which was originally released during the recent e-CAMCA Week 2020. A special virtual offering from the organizers of the CAMCA Regional Forum: the Rumsfeld Foundation, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and the CAMCA Network, e-CAMCA Week 2020 featured a number of live virtual events and new publications for the CAMCA Forum community in lieu of an in-person Forum this summer.

MAY 14, 2020

We hope you enjoy this vlog featuring a series of interviews conducted with a few of the Foundation’s Graduate Fellows as they attended our most recent Graduate Fellowship Conference held last September in Washington D.C.  In these conversations, we asked them to share some top takeaways on the Fellowship Program’s impact, to reflect on what it means to be a part of the Fellowship Network and to highlight what they enjoy most about the annual conference which brings together current and former Fellows from across the country. 

APR 24, 2020

In this blog post we are delighted to share the unique story behind one of our Founder’s favorite projects, the Churchill Solitaire app, and how it ties in with our military charity focus here at the Foundation.  Read on to hear how the game’s history traces back to Sir Churchill himself and to learn why you should download it today for both a fun challenge and the opportunity to support a great cause!

MAR 30, 2020

For this Service Series post, we are pleased to share some insightful reflections on public service from Tom Kilgannon, President of our military charity partner, Freedom Alliance, and current Commissioner on the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service. Below Tom provides his perspective on the essential role of public servants in the success and security of our nation.  As part of our mission here at the Foundation is to encourage public service and honor service to nation, we have been interested to review the Commission’s findings and are pleased to share this post which provides some highlights from their recently released report.

FEB 21, 2020

We asked alumni from our Central Asia-Caucasus Fellowship Program to share with us some top reasons to visit their countries. We hope you enjoy these insider perspectives on each CAMCA (Central Asia-Mongolia-Caucasus) country’s top sights, unique cuisines and rich cultures, in addition to some photographs showcasing the ancient architecture and striking landscapes found across the region.

NOV 08, 2019

In advance of Veterans Day, we invited veteran advocate, Outstanding Civilian Service Award and Public Service Medal recipient, and Founder and Board Chair of one of our longtime military charity partners, Vail Veterans Program, to discuss the story of her organization and the important role of community in coming together to support our nation’s veterans.  In this blog feature, Cheryl Jensen discusses the inspiration behind the founding of Vail Veterans Program, shares some stories from a few special participants and reflects on the impact their programs have had over now more than 15 years in operation.   

SEP 27, 2019

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship Program. Beginning with an initial class of Graduate Fellows supported throughout the 2009-2010 academic year to today’s nation-wide Fellowship network of 170 Fellows and Advisers, the program has grown and developed over the past decade far beyond original intentions. 

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