Philadelphia, September 8, 2010: District Attorney Seth Williams has received a prestigious USA Eisenhower Fellowship award. Eisenhower Fellows are selected by a blue ribbon steering committee and are chosen out of a highly competitive field of applicants. Eisenhower Fellowships is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization seeking to foster international understanding and leadership through the exchange of information, ideas, and perspectives among emerging leaders throughout the world. Established in 1953 as a birthday tribute to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the organization has sponsored more than 1800 Fellows from 108 countries.
The District Attorney will travel abroad for an intensive, individually designed program in the countries of his choice. Mr. Williams has decided to go to Australia and Ireland to learn from their criminal justice systems. “I am extremely honored and privileged to be chosen as a 2011 Eisenhower Fellow,” says District Attorney Seth Williams. “This is an amazing opportunity for me to learn from two very effective law enforcement communities and bring that knowledge back to Philadelphia. This experience will give me the chance to continue my search for best practices in law enforcement that has led me to different District Attorney’s Offices across the country. Now I will be doing that across the globe. I am constantly looking for new and innovative ways to make our city streets safer and this fellowship will help make that possible.”
The District Attorney will be breaking up his travel to Australia and Ireland into two different trips, so that he won’t be away from the City of Philadelphia for an extended period of time.
According to the Eisenhower Fellowship Organization each USA Fellow will travel on an intensive four to five week individualized professional program to countries throughout the world, where they will meet with experts in business, political, and non-profit institutions in their respective fields.
“Eisenhower Fellowships engages emerging leaders from around the world to enhance their professional capabilities, broaden their contacts, deepen their perspectives, and unite them in a diverse, global community – a network where dialogue, understanding, and collaboration lead to a more prosperous, just, and peaceful world,” said General Colin Powell (USA, ret.), Chairman of Eisenhower Fellowships.