An Insider View of Diplomacy

NCIV is now Global Ties U.S.! Global Ties U.S. is a network of over 100 nonprofit organizations across 44 states and 13 countries that connect leaders in U.S. communities with leaders from all around the world. Together we help shape U.S. foreign relations by opening avenues for increased understanding and greater cooperation, security and prosperity. Read more


2015-National-Meeting-Newsletter_cover150The 2015 National Meeting Special Edition of ExchangeMatters, the Global Ties U.S. newsletter, is now available!

In this issue:

Get a first-hand account of the power of the International Visitor Leadership program from alumnus and Ambassador Petr Gandalovic of the Czech Republic.

Take a look at the highlights from #GlobalTies2015, including inspiring words from the wife of the Vice President of the United States, former President of Costa Rica, and the Citizen Diplomat of the Year.

Learn what a first-time participant in the National Meeting learned and experienced.


Recap-photo-collageNew Diplomacy: Building on 75 Years

February 4-7, 2015
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC

The Global Ties U.S. National Meeting included keynote addresses from:

  • Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States
  • Richard Stengel, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
  • Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Oscar Arias, State Department exchange alumnus, Nobel Prize Laureate, and former President of Costa Rica
  • Richard C. Morais, author of The Hundred-Foot Journey

It is the leading forum for developing skills, identifying key trends, and sharing best practices in international exchange and nonprofit management, bringing together leaders, volunteers, and experts from 45 states and 13 countries.

To view a recap of the sights, sounds, and experiences from the National Meeting, check out Storify: #NewDiplomacy.

To view photos from the National Meeting, see the Flickr album.

Want to see the Latin America Dialogue? Watch the webcast.

Watch all the video highlights below:


Event Spotlight


Discover Diplomacy Weekend

Join Global Ties U.S. as we celebrate all citizen diplomats, during our Discover Diplomacy Weekend! This special program offers you a unique opportunity to explore the diplomatic world in our nation's capital–from the U.S. Congress, the White House, and the Department of State, to the 176 countries that have embassies in the city.

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