COB Student Participates in IVLP Exchange for Young Political Leaders

On August 22, Mr.Travis Robinson paid a courtesy call on US Charge d’Affaires Lisa Johnson to discuss his recent participation in the U.S. State Department funded International Visitor LeadersTravis Robinsonhip Program (IVLP), titled: U.S. Elections: A Project for Young Political Leaders from July 9-30th. As part of the program Mr. Robinson visited Washington, D.C.; Sacramento, California; Cleveland, Ohio; Reno, Nevada; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This multi-regional program had a diverse group of participants representing 20 countries.

During the exchange the participants observed the social, cultural and political environment in the U.S. during a Presidential election season; examined the civic and political engagement of young people in the United States; discussed the roles and responsibilities of elected officials to engage youth in campaigns and governance and explored the role of political parties, the media, state caucuses and conventions, and grassroots political organizations in the U.S. presidential electoral process.

Mr. Robinson is a student at the College of the Bahamas pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management. He is a member of the College of the Bahamas’ Union of Students and serves as the Senate Speaker for the 2016 academic year.