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    We connect our local volunteers with visitors from around the globe to create long-lasting professional relationships and friendships. Select an event below to see how you can get involved.

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    What is Global Ties?
    At the Center of Global Exchange

    Detroit is the newest member of the Global Ties U.S. Network. With more than 100 chapters in 45 states and 13 countries, Global Ties U.S. has:

    • 50 year partnership with the U.S. Department of State
    • Over 40,000 grassroots advocates for Global Engagement
    • Countless leaders in custom exchange and public diplomacy programs
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    406
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    53
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    Global Ties Detroit depends on the support of our community to continue the international work we do. Our grants only go so far so donations of any size make all the difference and are greatly appreciated. 

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    Global Ties Detroit connects you to emerging international leaders and promotes Detroit as a center of culture and commerce. Your membership will offer many benefits as we work together to create a more prosperous global community. 

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    OUR NEWS

    Read the latest on public diplomacy, international exchange, and the Global Ties community.

    SOUTHERN ITALIANS SELECTED FOR IVLP EXCHANGE
    January 25-18

    Two Global Ties U.S. Community-Based Members—Global Ties Detroit and GlobalPittsburgh—will host a delegation of Italians this week as part of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program focused on economic development and innovation. 

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    International Visitor's Perspective: A View of America
    December 05-17

    Russian Delegation (from left to right): Rustam Batyr, Yaroslav Pisarev (Facilitator), Adina Kulmasova, Anatoliy Kolot, Aydar Khalirakhmanov, and Daniyar Gilmutdinov

    Written by: Mr. Rustam Batyr, Research Fellow in the Department of Social and Political Studies, Center for Islamic Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan

    Global Ties Detroit administers international exchange programs in partnership with the United States Department of State, USAID, and the Open World Leadership Center.

    Mr. Rustam Batyr and four other faith and academic leaders from Russia visited Detroit on October 27-November 4th, 2017 as part of the Open World 2017 Program: Think Tanks: InterFaith/IntraFaith. After the completion of the program, Batyr returned home and shared a blog post reflecting his viewpoint on differences he perceived between American and Russian society, particularly regarding hospitality and volunteerism. 

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    Grosse Pointe Park resident Francine Pegues named president of Global Ties Detroit
    August 31-17

    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.

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