Partnership with US Embassy, LondonThe Cultural Affairs Office of the US Embassy (London) and WF has a working relationship which has culminated in 3 major events this year. Firstly, a debate was organised between two groups of Fellows on the Motion “American popular culture is damaging UK youth”. This was hugely successful and provided the young people an opportunity to reflect on American culture.
Enthused by the success of the debate, 10 fellows were co-sponsored by the Embassy for a 12 day visit to 3 American cities, Chicago and Memphis and Washington DC to explore the community, governmental structure and political processes of the U.S. and the roles of immigration and religion in shaping American society. The Fellows had the opportunity to meet with Rev. Samuel Kyles who was with Martin Luther-King at the time of his assassination.
The US presidential election has been the focus of much international interest this year. In an effort to foster greater understanding of American democratic practice and the key political issues of the 2008 US elections amongst young people in the UK, Windsor Fellowship partnered with the US Embassy to hold another debate on the motion “Who has the greatest potential to be a catalyst for positive change as the next president of the US: McCain or Obama?”