International Fellows Program 2018
Prosecutorial Strategies to Protect Consumers Against Deceptive and Fraudulent Products and Practices
**The nomination period for the 2018 program is now open for United States applicants.
The NAGTRI International Fellows Program will take place from June 2-9, 2018. This is an eight day (not including a travel day on June 10) scholarship program, provided free of cost to selected participants. All travel, lodging, and per diem will be funded through generous grants from the NAAG Mission Foundation and other funding sources. If you or anyone in your office has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ryan Greenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, the NAGTRI International Fellows Program provides a forum for elite government attorneys from around the world to learn from each other, explore common issues, and establish an international network for the mutual benefit of their respective offices. Approximately 18-20 participants will be chosen for the 2018 program, which will include a combination of government leaders from the United States and abroad. Past programs have included participants from Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Hungary, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and United States, among others.
This is a challenging and demanding program, requiring full engagement in the materials and lectures, and participating fully in a group research and writing project. Selected participants will present their research findings before a prestigious panel in New York City. The 2018 program theme will be “Prosecutorial Strategies to Protect Consumers Against Deceptive and Fraudulent Products and Practices.” The program will focus on topics designed to empower prosecutors to promote safety in the marketplace on behalf of consumers. In particular, participants will learn effective techniques and practices aimed at protecting the public from dangerous products and reducing the risk of injury to and death of consumers as a result of defective, counterfeit, hazardous, and faulty products reaching the market and public domain. Fellows are not expected to be experts in this area or have experience with the issue in the course of their professional duties. Rather, the topic serves as a vehicle for the class to analyze an issue with fresh and unique perspectives. Fellows will work in groups to produce articles on this theme, which will be published in a NAGTRI publication.
Fellows will also be given the opportunity to meet with senior officials from the federal law enforcement and judicial community in Washington, D.C., as well as state law enforcement officials from the area. Additionally, Fellows will participate in a host of cultural activities in Washington, D.C., and New York, N.Y.
The ideal candidates are assistant attorneys general who have demonstrated a commitment to public service, have a connection with consumer protection matters in the course of his/her professional duties, and are among an office’s highest quality performers.
If you are interested, in attending this program you must submit an online nomination. If your office has an internal procedure for selecting nominees, please consult with your training coordinator or Chief Deputy before submitting an application. All nominations are due by COB Tuesday, January 9, 2017.
In order to be considered for a scholarship the nomination must be approved by a Chief Deputy/Chief of Staff or Training Coordinator. Once a nominee completes the nominations form, the Chief Deputy/Chief of Staff or Training Coordinator will receive a message via email to approve or deny the nomination. Failure to complete this step will result in an automatic disapproval.
Along with the online nomination, nominees must submit a letter of 250 words or less explaining their interest in the program, their professional role working on consumer protection-related matters, and how they will bring diversity to the incoming class. Applicants must also submit a current CV and/or a short biography. Please send supporting documents (letter and CV/bio) to Ryan Greenstein by email at email@example.com before the nomination deadline of January 9, 2018.