CEELI Blog

CEELI Institute Welcomes New Executive Director

CEELI Institute is delighted to welcome Christopher Lehmann as our new Executive Director. Mr. Lehmann comes to the Institute from Washington, D.C., where he served as the Principal Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training. He brings a wide range of experiences, from designing and implementing justice reform programs all over the world, serving overseas for the DOJ in Pakistan and Russia, and practicing as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. To learn more about his background, read his full bio here.

Ambassador Abercrombie-Winstanley Visits CEELI

Last Friday, April 10, the CEELI Institute was delighted to receive the Honorable Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, U.S. Ambassador to Malta, at the Vila Grébovka for a visit. While in Prague, Ambassador Abercrombie-Winstanley attended the third annual World Forum on Governance, co-sponsored by the Brookings Institute and Zaostreno. There she met CEELI Institute Executive Director Christopher Lehmann and accepted his invitation to visit the Vila and learn more about the CEELI Institute.

ILAC Follows Up on Myanmar Project

The International Legal Assistance Consortium visited Myanmar this month to follow up on the series of workshops implemented by the CEELI Institute and Burma Center Prague for the Myanmar Lawyers’ Network. The workshops took place last August – September and focused on expanding the capacity of the Network to address challenges, communicate issues, and organize members, as well as provide legal and political education to their communities. The full article on the ILAC follow-up visit can be found Myanmar Workshophere.