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Alberto Silva of Miami Dade College’s InterAmerican Campus Accepted to Harvard University’s Prestigious Leadership Conference


Miami, January 8, 2014 - Miami Dade College (MDC) InterAmerican Campus student Alberto Silva, a Political Science major, has been accepted to the 14th Annual Public Policy and Leadership Conference at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Silva, also a former student of MDC’s Accelerated Content-based English program (Project ACE), was among only 45 students selected from more than 500 applications to the program, which will take place in Cambridge, Mass. from Feb. 20 - 23.

 The conference will not only provide an introduction to the field of public policy, but will also feature a series of distinguished speakers, policy workshops, and exposure to public service careers. 

 “We are very proud that one of our InterAmerican Campus students is taking part in this prestigious program. Congratulations to Alberto Silva for making his dreams of being at Harvard come true, no matter the obstacles life puts in his way,” said Dr. Jorge Guerra, interim president of the InterAmerican Campus.

 Harvard University and MDC have had a continued partnership to foster leadership and public policy participation among Latino students.

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