Jeffrey Rubin, associate professor of practice at the iSchool, talks with members of the Young African Leaders Initiative on their tour of Hinds Hall.

By: J.D. Ross
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Two dozen participants in President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative who are at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs this summer visited the School of Information Studies (iSchool) today to learn about the school, its curriculum and facilities.

The African leaders are in Syracuse for six weeks this summer, as part of a public administration training institute at the Maxwell School.  As young professionals, they come from across Africa, and are currently employed by both government and non-government organizations and are building careers in public service.

After an introductory session held by iSchool Dean Elizabeth D. Liddy, the professionals were treated to a tour of the iSchool’s facilities, including stops in the Center for Digital Literacy, the ICE Box, the Center for Convergence and Emerging Network Technologies, NEXIS and SIDEARM Sports.