H.R.5517 - Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 12/19/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Committee Meetings:||07/29/20 10:00AM|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/07/2020 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5517 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (12/03/2020)
Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act
This bill establishes (1) a professional exchange program between the United States and India with a focus on the legacies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi, (2) a development training initiative based on principles of nonviolence, and (3) a foundation to address development priorities in India.
Specifically, the bill establishes a professional exchange program comprised of both an annual educational forum for scholars from the United States and India, as well as an undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate student exchange for students in the United States and India.
The bill also establishes a professional development training initiative on conflict resolution tools based on the principles of nonviolence. Further, the bill establishes the United States-India Gandhi-King Development Foundation to identify development priorities in India (e.g., pollution and climate change, education, and tuberculosis) and administer competitively awarded grants to nongovernmental entities to address those priorities.