Greater Central Asia

Our Founder’s Lasting Impact: Words from our Community

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After Secretary Rumsfeld’s passing, the Foundation was heartened to receive an outpouring of condolences and thoughtful reflections from our founder’s many friends and colleagues around the world. Among them were touching messages of gratitude from our Fellowship alumni and the military charity partners we have worked with over the years. This blog post includes a sample of such testimonials which speak to the significant and enduring impact that Rumsfeld had on the lives of so many. 

Meet the Leadership of the CAMCA Network

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In this post we are pleased to share an inside look into the workings of our Central Asia-Caucasus Fellowship Program’s alumni body, the CAMCA Network, and the talented individuals that comprise its leadership, the CAMCA Network Board. We have been delighted to see the alumni of our program come together to develop an enduring community with such an important mission and we are excited about the prospective impact of their efforts on improving cooperation throughout the CAMCA region. We hope you enjoy learning more about the CAMCA Network from some of its current leadership below. 

Inside Known and Unknown: Moments Inspiring our Mission

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This month marks a decade since the initial release of our founder’s memoir, Known and Unknown, originally published in February of 2011. Deemed “the first political memoir of the Information Age,” Rumsfeld’s personal account as a witness to over one-third of the history of the United States includes stories beginning from early childhood and spanning through his decades-long career.

To commemorate the book’s 10-year anniversary, we have compiled notable excerpts from Known and Unknown that highlight some of the experiences that have shaped our founder’s values and beliefs, eventually serving as inspiration for the mission and work of the Rumsfeld Foundation – to encourage leadership, public service and free political and economic systems at home and abroad.

Experiencing the American Spirit: Community, Culture and Democracy

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We are pleased to provide the story behind our Central Asia-Caucasus Fellowship Program’s long-standing partnership with the Open World Program and to highlight the important role that traveling across the country plays in shaping our Fellows’ understanding of American democracy in this latest blog post.  We hope you enjoy the interesting facts and figures to follow and the glimpse into some of the unique memories from their visits with American families and communities from coast to coast.

Foundation hosts e-CAMCA Week 2020

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Washington, D.C. — In lieu of the annual CAMCA Regional Forum, throughout the week of June 15th-19th, the Foundation, in partnership with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and the CAMCA Network, hosted e-CAMCA Week 2020, a fully virtual offering for the CAMCA Forum community including live video events, new publications and additional content delivering the latest updates on the CAMCA region during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

The Value of CAMCA

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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.

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