The 2023 IVLP Alumni Award Winner Is....

Anass Hanafi of Turin, Italy, and as an honorable mention, Jona Rizvanolli of Tirana, Albania, in recognition of their work to support the advancement and integration of Afghan and Ukrainian refugees, immigrants, and other underserved populations.

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Announcing 2023 Citizen Diplomat Award Winners

Meet the recipients of the 2023 Citizen Diplomat Award: Justin Powell, Executive Director of Youthlinc, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, with special recognition to Andrea Bertrand, the Museum’s Programming Manager for International Audiences.

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2023 National Meeting

The 2023 National Meeting is taking place March 29-31. Mark your calendars and hope you can join us in person as we celebrate the innovation, resilience, and impact of the Global Ties Network.

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We foster connections that break down borders, shatter stereotypes, and create a more peaceful, prosperous world.  

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“I am convinced that increased participation by dedicated Americans in international exchanges will help to achieve our common hope for a durable and just peace.”

President John F. Kennedy, 1961 Learn More