At a forum held today at the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire in Manchester, Jim Rubens, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate spoke with 10 young, aspiring leaders from a variety of African nations about political reform, campaigning and effective governance.
As part of the hour-long conference, Rubens spoke about his style of campaigning, one of bold ideas and solutions. Following the session, Rubens noted, “I am honored to be invited once again by U.S. Department of State to talk with the smartest and most politically sophisticated leaders from ex-African nations who are dealing with the some of the same problems and who have a strong appetite for solutions, just like Americans with our shared concerns about our respective nations’ challenges.”
The event held at Southern NH University was titled, "Young African Leaders: Democracy in Action, State and Local Government - A Regional Project" and is part of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. These youth leaders are financial managers, media personalities, community advocacy activists, lawyers and party activists from places like Rwanda, Kebbi State, Botswana and Malawi.