This is pretty cool - one of our majors was pivotal in getting a bill signed by President Obama last week. He's the Executive Director of a program called "Resolve Uganda", a project he started while a student at Notre Dame. Michael is second from the right (red tie) in the picture below.
The bill, titled the "Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009," commits the US "to help bring an end to the brutality and destruction that have been a hallmark of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) across several countries for two decades, and to pursue a future of greater security and hope for the people of central Africa."
Here's a link to an article about the legislation:
A Future of Greater Security and Hope for the People of Central Africa
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