Leadership in Greater Central Asia

The Foundation is pleased to collaborate with numerous individuals and organizations who support the Central Asia-Caucasus Fellowship program by meeting with and hosting the Fellows, inviting Fellows to attend and participate in local events, and so on. We appreciate the support of the many who make the Fellowship program successful.  


The Rumsfeld Foundation partners with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute to administer the Central Asia-Caucasus Fellowship.

We appreciate the guidance and contributions of Dr. S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Dr. Svante Cornell, Director, and Mr. David Soumbadze, Fellowship Program Director.  


open world The Foundation has partnered with the Open World Leadership Center since the fall of 2011 to organize programs for each Fellowship session for Fellows to visit host communities outside of Washington, D.C. These programs introduce the Fellows to how democratic governing systems and free market economies work at the local level across America.