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Read the latest on public diplomacy, international exchange, and the Global Ties community.
A group of educators from Belarus (a former Soviet republic who is often referred to as Europe’s last dictatorship) visited Michigan this September through a global exchange program via Global Ties Detroit, funded by the U.S. State Department. Interestingly, these educators were seeking to learn about best practices in entrepreneurship education in Michigan with the hope of putting some of these same practices into action back in Belarus, where private business is pretty much non-existent.read more
Grosse Pointe Park resident Francine Pegues believes there’s never been a better time for citizen diplomacy. As president of Global Ties Detroit, Pegues will have the chance to link locals with people from all over the world.read more
WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7 features a couple -- both retired educators with multiple degrees -- that brings the world together inside their Bloomfield Hills home through Global Ties Detroit!read more
A lot of people spend half their lives to get the opportunity to meet the people that we met in just 10 days [in Detroit]. This concentration of knowledge and resources brought me one step closer to being global.
The opportunity to welcome and work with international delegations visiting Detroit provides a very rich experience. To be engaged in this work is significant and very rewarding. The world is becoming smaller every day and Global Ties Detroit contributes greatly in building strong bridges with people and nations across the globe.