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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.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
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.