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Dec. 21, 2017

GW Law LLM student gets prestigious post in Washington DC

GW LawAn LLM student from GW Law has been named to the Washington, DC, Mayor's Commission on African Affairs. Johanna Leblanc – a current LLM student – was appointed to the post by Mayor Muriel Bowser in September 2017, to a term that ends in October, 2019.

The Mayor's Commission on African Affairs was created in 2006 to serve the needs of African people who live in Washington, DC.

Speaking of her prestigious new position, Ms Leblanc says, “My ultimate purpose is to utilize my education and work experience to influence policies that will have a direct political, social, and economical impact on the Middle East and Western Africa." 

She continues, "Considering that I have worked and lived throughout the Continent of Africa, it is an absolute honour to serve Africans who reside in DC. I believe that my understanding of various cultures and religion will be critical when serving. I look forward to working with other Commissioners, policy makers, and members of the community to find resolutions to combat some the challenges impacting African persons."

Johanna Leblanc is currently studying her LLM in National Security and US Foreign Affairs Law at GW Law.

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Content added on 21st December 2017.

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