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Amit Singh named by General Colin L. Powell as a 2014 Eisenhower USA Fellow

Raleigh - Jan 13 2013

General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret), Chairman of Eisenhower Fellowships, announced that the organization will send nine U.S. citizens abroad in 2014 as USA Eisenhower Fellows. "This group of Fellows will join a network of outstanding leaders throughout the world and bring with them their own approach and creativity to contribute to a better world. Their impact will be enhanced by their experiences meeting with leaders in their respective fields abroad," he said.

Among the nine Fellows is Amit Singh, whose goal with the fellowship is to understand and test key factors that influence creation of successful entrepreneurial ecosystems resulting in vibrant economies. Using his fellowship, Amit will be internationally researching and testing an entrepreneurial framework that has been successfully tested across 12 entrepreneurial hot spots in the U.S. and, subsequently, has drawn a lot of interests from public/private enterprises, such as Brookings, Gallup, the National Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the White House Staff. Amit's goal is to compare this theoretical framework in a global context and sees how the traits in this framework contrast (or supplement) characteristics in the U.S. This process will allow disinterring other models, besides testing the framework, that spur high-growth entrepreneurial ventures and economies.

Amit will travel on an intensive four to five week individualized professional program to one or two countries he selects from a list of some 30 potential destinations. While abroad, he will meet with experts in business, government, and non-profit institutions in his respective fields. Amit will use this unique opportunity to identify tangible ways in which he can better his communities.

Christine Todd Whitman, former Governor of New Jersey and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Eisenhower Fellowships, commended the Fellowship awardees, saying "We live in a globalized world. An Eisenhower Fellowship will allow these outstanding men and women to bring new insights from world experts back to their communities and to form a network of lasting relationships that will make them global leaders in their fields."

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 leaders throughout the world. Established in 1953 as a birthday tribute to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the organization has sponsored more than 2,000 Fellows from 108 countries. For more information, please visit: www.efworld.org