State Department Honors Global Emerging Young Leaders

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 30, 2018

The U.S. Department of State will host the annual Emerging Young Leaders Award ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2,  in the Burns Auditorium of the Marshall Center at the U.S. Department of State.

The Emerging Young Leaders Award program recognizes ten young people (ages 18-25) from around the world for their courage in resolving conflict, promoting security, and creating economic opportunity in challenging environments.

Biographies and photos of the 2018 honorees are available here. Learn more about the award and exchange program at

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce will present the awards. Follow the conversation online with #EYLeaders, @ECAatState and @ECA_AS.

Pre-set time for cameras is 1:45 p.m. from the 21st Street entrance. Final access time for writers and stills is 2:00 p.m. from the 21st Street entrance. Honorees may be available for brief interviews following the ceremony.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

For more information, please contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at