In this issue:
Learn more about the roots of international exchange and the upcoming Latin American Dialogue, co-chaired by Former President of Costa Rica, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, and IVLPalumnus Oscar Arias and Ambassador James R. Jones.
Celebrate the role local communities play in international affairs through the Diplomacy Begins Here summits.
These summits are funded in part by the Office of International Visitors, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended.
Global Ties U.S. and our members, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, are hosting a series of summits across the United States that will bring together local, national, and international leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit world.
Together, we will foster connections and growth in the international exchange community and celebrate the critical role that public and citizen diplomacy programs play in building a more peaceful, prosperous world at home and abroad. To download the flyer, click here (.pdf).
Every summit offers a chance to:
Columbus International Visitors Council
Since 1965, the Columbus International Visitors Council has been building partnerships between Central Ohioans and citizens of other countries that strengthen democratic ideals, encourage economic development, and promote cultural understanding through the exchange of ideas and knowledge. Christopher Washington, a board member, recently shared his perspective on the importanct of citizen diplomacy.