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    Expand your world, exchange ideas, share your expertise, and discover new cultures during one of our upcoming programs and events. Global Ties Detroit connects emerging international leaders with their counterparts in Southeastern Michigan. We’re always looking for new partners to collaborate with. 

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    November 15 - November 18
    Balkans: Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Serbia
    Entrepreneurship

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for 9 entrepreneurs and business professionals from Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Serbia exploring Entrepreneurship.

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    DINNER
    November 15 - November 18
    Costa Rica
    Tech/STEAM Women Leaders

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for 6 female engineers and tech educators from Costa Rica and their 2 State Dept. liaisons exploring Tech/STEAM Women Leaders.

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    November 4 - November 8
    Indonesia
    Child Protection in the U.S. Social Welfare and Justice System

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for 4 teachers from Indonesia exploring Child Protection in the U.S. Social Welfare and Justice System.

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    October 29 - November 1
    Multi-Regional Project (MRP): Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
    Multi-Regional Project (MRP)

    Algeria, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Palestinian Territories, People's Republic of China, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Sweden, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for twenty eight business leaders and their U.S. State Department Liaisons, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. 

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    October 18 - October 21
    India
    Sub National and Corporate Efforts to Reduce Emissions and Promote Renewable Energy

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for ten journalists from India exploring the efforts being made by the private sector and state and local governments to transition to clean energy sources such as solar and wind, increase their energy use efficiency, and reduce their overall carbon footprint.

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    October 18 - October 18
    PROFESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS INFORMATION SESSION
    Join Global Ties Detroit and Cultural Vistas to learn about Outbound Fellowship Opportunities to Germany and Russia

    Location: Techtown | 440 Burroughs St. | Detroit, MI 48202

    Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

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    DINNER
    October 7 - October 12
    Sub-Regional African Sahel Project
    Countering Violent Extremism in the Sahel

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for fifteen religious and community advocates from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, exploring ways to combat terrorism and the terrorist networks that are taking root. And provide participants an opportunity to learn about strategic planning and explore government and civil society organizations in the United States that seek to tackle similar issues.

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    DINNER
    October 4 - October 10
    Algeria
    Career Centers and Job Creation for Youth

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for eight academic youth advisors from Algeria exploring Career Centers and Job Creation for Youth.

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    DINNER
    September 30 - October 5
    Multi-Regional Project (MRP): CVE/Change Makers: Promoting Community Resilience against Radicalization and Extremism
    Egypt, France, Republic of Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Palestinian Territories

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for seven youth community leaders from Egypt, France, Republic of Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Palestinian Territories and their U.S. State Department liaisons, who will be visiting Detroit to examine how youth leaders, activists, and regional and municipal officials can contribute positively to addressing social, economic and political marginalization.

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    September 27 - September 30
    NIGERIA
    U.S. History, Education & Culture for Radio Broadcasters

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for eight radio broadcasters from Nigeria exploring U.S. History, Education & Culture for Radio Broadcasters. 

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    HOMESTAY
    Henry Ford Museum
    September 6 - September 27
    Belarus
    Entrepreneurship Education for Schoolchildren (EES)

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for ten educators and innovators from Belarus exploring Entrepreneurship Education for Schoolchildren (EES)

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    Walter P. Reuther Library
    September 16 - September 20
    ARGENTINA
    Labor Relations in the U.S.

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for a group of delegates from Argentina exploring U.S. Labor Relations. 

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    Lunch with Former Urban Development Specialist, USAID Community Thrives Initiative
    September 12 - September 16
    Israel
    Municipal Government Budget Management

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for four community officials and NGO leaders from Israel exploring Municipal Government Budget Management.

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    Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs
    September 12 - September 16
    MULTI-REGIONAL PROJECT (MRP): ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
    Angola, Cabo Verde, & Sao Tome and Principe

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for eight business leaders from Angola, Cabo Verde, & Sao Tome and Principe and their U.S. State Department liaisons, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Entrepreneurship and Business Development (Lusophone).

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    September 13 - September 13
    International Prohibition Cruise and Boat Tour on the Detroit River
    Time: 6:30pm 8:30pm | Location: Departs Stroh’s River Place Dock at 6:30 PM sharp!

    Enterprising Detroiters took advantage of our proximity to Canada, making the Detroit area a hub of activity during the Prohibition years. This unique tour will give our guests a chance to explore this chapter in our history first-hand by sailing past some of the bootleggers’ favorite locations along the Detroit River.

    While cruising, plan to shop in The Peacock Room pop-up shop with Prohibition-era accessories that will make you look like the cat’s meow!

    To register call: Global Ties Detroit 313.638.1626

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    Dinner Home Hospitality
    August 31 - September 6
    Malaysia
    School Management and Pedagogy System for Madrasah

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for four educators and administrators from Malaysia exploring School Management and Pedagogy System for Madrasah.

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    DINNER
    Islamic Center of America - MAYA School
    August 23 - August 29
    Indonesia
    Civil Society in Muslim Communities

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for ten religious officials and scholars from Indonesia exploring Civil Society in Muslim Communities

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    Dearborn Police Department
    August 17 - August 23
    Spain
    Empowering Communities to Prevent Radicalization Among Youth

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for four community advocates and officials from Spain exploring Empowering Communities to Prevent Radicalization Among Youth

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    DINNER
    Dinner Home Hospitality
    August 12 - August 17
    Thailand
    Combating Trafficking in Persons

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for eight government officials from Thailand exploring Combating Trafficking in Persons

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    Techtown
    August 8 - August 13
    Palestinian Territories and Israel
    Education Innovation

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for 9 Educators from the Palestinian Territories and Israel and their U.S. State Dept. liaisons, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Education Innovation

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    August 8 - August 12
    Iraq
    Community Policing

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for eight community advocates from Iraq exploring Community Policing

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    DINNER
    Susan G. Komen Walk
    August 3 - August 8
    Multi-Regional Project (MRP)
    Global Women's Health Issues

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for 14 women's health professionals from Egypt, Japan, Lesotho, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Morocco, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the West Bank, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Global Women's Health Issues

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    Dinner Home Hospitality
    July 16 - July 21
    MULTI-REGIONAL PROJECT (MRP): SUMMER CAMP MANAGEMENT II
    Brazil, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Tajikstan, and Turkey

    This two-part program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State is for two groups of 10-12 educators from all over the world. The second group of delegates are coming from Brazil, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Tajikstan, and Turkey.

    They will be visiting Detroit to examine Summer Camp Management II.

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    Detroit Riverfront
    July 11 - July 16
    Multi-Regional Project (MRP): Summer Camp Management I
    Bahrain, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Japan, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Turkey, and Uzbekistan

    This program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State is for two groups of 10-12 educators from all over the world. The first group of delegates are coming from Bahrain, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Japan, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.

    They will be visiting Detroit to examine Summer Camp Management.

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    Meeting
    United Auto Workers
    July 12 - July 14
    Multi-Regional Project: Ghana, Malaysia, Mexico, People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Serbia, South Africa, and Thailand
    Labor Relations

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for eight labor officials and advocates from Ghana, Malaysia, Mexico, People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Serbia, South Africa, and Thailand and their U.S. State Dept. liaison, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Labor Relations.

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    July 12 - July 12
    PARLOR TALK: DIPLOMACY BEGINS HERE
    Admission: FREE | Time: 6:00pm 8:00pm | Location: Urban Consulate, 4735 Cass Avenue, Detroit

    What does it mean to be a citizen diplomat? How can you promote cross-cultural exchange here at home? Join us in the parlor with Global Ties Detroit, a non-profit that hosts international exchange programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of StateUSAID, and other agencies to advance global exchange and citizen diplomacy. With special guests:

    Hosted by Claire Nelson & Chase L. Cantrell. Thanks to support from Knight Foundation. Locals & travelers welcome.

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    June 28 - June 28
    2017 Global Ties Detroit Annual Dinner
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:00 - 8:30 PM | Members or by Invitation Only!

    Where: 

    The Players Detroit Playhouse: 3321 East Jefferson Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48207. Join us for our exclusive member's only event--the 2017 Global Ties Detroit Annual Dinner! We'll celebrate at the historic Players Playhouse, a theatre designed in 1926 on East Jefferson in Detroit. The building is designed in the style of the sixteenth-century English Renaissance by William E. Kapp, who also designed the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Meadowbrook Hall, Detroit Historical Museum, and the Wilson Theatre. The interior stonework was created by sculptor, Corrado Parducci, and murals painted by muralist, Paul Honore.

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    Dinner Home Hospitality
    June 21 - June 24
    India
    Trade Facilitation and Regional Connectivity

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for four trade officials and journalists from India and their U.S. State Dept. interpreters, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Trade Facilitation and Regional Connectivity.

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    Dinner Home Hospitality
    June 12 - June 14
    Germany
    Dealing with Disinformation in the Social Media Age

    This United States Embassy in Berlin sponsored exchange program is for six journalists from Germany and their U.S. State Dept. interpreters, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Dealing with Disinformation in the Social Media Age.

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    Dearborn Police Department
    June 6 - June 10
    Armenia
    Integrating the Needs of Refugees into Social Policy

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for five humanitarian leaders from Armenia and their U.S. State Dept. interpreters, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Integrating the Needs of Refugees into Social Policy.

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    DINNER
    Oakland Schools
    June 7 - June 10
    Italy
    Classroom Integration for Migrant Children

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for five educators and researchers from Italy and their U.S. State Dept. interpreters, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Classroom Integration for Migrant Children.

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    May 21 - May 24
    Poland
    Civic Engagement in Small and Medium-Sized Cities

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for ten community advocates from Poland and their U.S. State Dept. interpreters, who visited Detroit to examine Civic Engagement in Small and Medium-Sized Cities.

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    DINNER
    Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurship
    May 11 - May 16
    Saudi Arabia
    Women in Entrepreneurship

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for seven female entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia and their U.S. State Dept. interpreters who visited Detroit to examine Women in Entrepreneurship.

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    DINNER
    Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
    May 4 - May 9
    Indonesia
    Community Approaches to Addressing Vulnerable Youth

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for five community advocates and state officials from Indonesia and their U.S. State Dept. interpreters, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Community Approaches to Addressing Vulnerable Youth.

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    Dinner Home Hospitality Reception
    April 26 - May 2
    Multi-Regional Project (MRP): Brazil, Greece, Hong Kong, and Poland
    Toward a More Safe and Secure World: International Crime Issues

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for four boarder security officials from Brazil, Greece, Hong Kong, and Poland and their U.S. State Dept. liaison, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Toward a More Safe and Secure World: International Crime Issues.

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    May 1 - May 1
    Members-Only Reception | May 1st, 2017
    RSVP for more details: mail@globaltiesdetroit.org | Admission: FREE

    Please join Global Ties Detroit Board of Directors and members to celebrate the onset of Spring, May 1st, at 6pm and welcome the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) delegation below. They will be studying efforts for a more safe and secure world, particularly regarding international crime.

    • Brazil            Police Officer, Federal Police Department of the Ministry of Justice
    • Greece         Passport Control and Investigations, Directorate of Makedonia Intl (Thessaloniki) Airport
    • Hong Kong  Hong Kong SAR Customs and Excise Department
    • Poland         Border Management and Counter‑Drug Trafficking, Polish Border Guard
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    April 25 - April 25
    A Special Panel Discussion on The Cost of What You Wear
    Admission: FREE | Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm | Location: Port of Detroit, 130 E Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48226

    Co-Hosted by MM-O-DD Metro Museum of Design 

    AlShehail will give a short presentation and then be joined by moderator, Ms.Rachel Lutz of The Peacock Room and a panel of Detroit locals featuring Ms. Bena Burda of Maggie's Organics and Ms. Julia Rhodes of Rebel Nell. The main event will take place from 6:00-8:00PM, with complimentary refreshments. 

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    Techtown Detroit
    April 2 - April 6
    Latin America: Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru
    Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for twelve entrepreneurs from Argentina,Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras,Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru and their U.S. State Dept. interpreters, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship.

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    DINNER
    Dinner Home Hospitality
    March 28 - April 1
    Iraq
    MORE THAN TOLERANCE: ENCOURAGING PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE AND COOPERATION BETWEEN RELIGIOUS GROUPS

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for six government leaders and religious advocates from Iraq and their U.S. State Dept. interpreters, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Encouraging Peaceful Coexistence And Cooperation Between Religious Groups.

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    March 18 - March 22
    Russia
    Combating Violent Extremism

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for six researchers and community advocates from Russia and their U.S. State Dept. interpreters, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Combating Violent Extremism.

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    DINNER
    Media Genesis
    March 15 - March 19
    Multi-Regional Project
    Access TESOL Exchange Program – Educational Technology

    This US State Department-sponsored exchange program, in partnership with Meridian International Center, for eleven educators and administrators from Indonesia, Israel, Mali, Nepal, Russia, Senegal, and Vietnam who will be visiting Detroit to examine TESOL: Educational Technology.

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    DINNER
    Lunch with Mr. Faris Alami, Founder & CEO of ISM, Inc.
    March 9 - March 14
    Regional Project: European Delegation
    The Contemporary U.S. Economy: Financial Markets, Trade and Economic Development

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for twenty-one government and business officials, as well as journalists and academics, from the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Moldova, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and United Kingdom.

    While in Detroit, the delegation seeks to examine The Contemporary U.S. Economy: Financial Markets, Trade and Economic Development.They will be accompanied by their U.S. State Dept. liaisons. 

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    February 25 - March 1
    Kosovo
    Countering Violent Extremism in Youth

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for three educators and academic advocates from Georgia and their U.S. State Dept. interpreters, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Countering Violent Extremism in Youth.

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    DINNER
    Tour of University of Michigan - Dearborn Department of Natural Sciences
    February 21 - February 25
    Multi-Regional Project Cyprus, Poland, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Arab Emirates
    Women in STEM Fields

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for five female STEM educators, researchers, and advocates, from Cyprus, Poland, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Arab Emirates, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Women in STEM Fields.

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    Dearborn Police Department
    February 15 - February 18
    Georgia
    Youth Leadership and Engagement in the United States

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for five civic activists and community leaders from Georgia and their U.S. State Dept. liaison, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Youth Leadership & Engagement in the United States.

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    February 7 - February 9
    Bermuda, UK
    Workforce Development

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for five educators and employment leaders from Bermuda, UK and their U.S. State Dept. liaison, who will be visiting Detroit to explore Workforce Development

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    LUCK, Inc.
    February 5 - February 8
    Germany
    Countering Hate and Promoting Tolerance

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for three government officials from Germany who will be examining U.S. perspectives on Countering Hate and Promoting Tolerance.

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    Detroit Free Press
    January 28 - February 2
    Indonesia
    Benefits of Trade

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for four government officials and thought leaders from Indonesia who will be visiting Detroit to examine Benefits of Trade.

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    Dinner Home Hospitality
    January 25 - January 28
    Multi-Regional Project (MRP): Bulgaria, Chile, Lebanon, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, and Tunisia
    Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for six entrepreneurs from Bulgaria, Chile, Lebanon, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, and Tunisia, and their U.S. State Dept. liaison, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development.

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    February 8 - January 11
    Global Ties U.S. National Meeting 2017
    Unity in Community

    Global Ties Detroit Board and Staff are delighted to convene with our national colleagues at this year's Global Ties U.S. 2017 National Meeting! 
    Join us and fellow globally-minded individuals and organizations to connect with leading experts in the fields of international exchange, foreign affairs, and diplomacy!

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    DINNER
    December 14 - December 17
    Latvia
    REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT & INTEGRATION

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for seven refugee political leaders and advocates from Latvia and their  U.S. State Dept. liaison, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Refugee Resettlement Integration.

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    October 8 - November 6
    LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN
    Young Leaders Fellowship Initiative

    October 8-November 7, 2016

    This US State Department-sponsored Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) program will bring 14 English-speaking entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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    November 2 - November 6
    MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (MENA)
    U.S. Electoral Processes and Campaigns

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for seven political leaders from the Middle East & North Africa looking into "U.S. Electoral Processes and Campaigns".

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    October 29 - November 1
    MULTI-REGIONAL PROJECT (MRP)
    GLOBAL DIGITAL LEADERS EXCHANGE

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for eleven digital technology leaders from all over the world taking part in the "GLOBAL DIGITAL LEADERS EXCHANGE" initiative. 

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    DINNER
    October 26 - October 29
    United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP--UAE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for seven entrepreneurs and business professionals from the UAE looking into "Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the U.S."

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    October 4 - October 8
    Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
    Engaging Youth through Music

    October 4th-8th, 2016 

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for 9 musicians and cultural educators from the Middle East & North Africa looking into "Engaging Youth through Music".

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    October 5 - October 8
    Thailand
    Civic Activism

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for a human rights lawyer and journalist from Thailand looking into "Civic Activism".

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    September 28 - October 4
    Philippines
    Community Service and Civic Engagement among University Students

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for five community activists from the Philippines looking into "Community Service and Civic Engagement among University Students".

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    September 27 - October 1
    Multi-Regional Project (MRP)
    Global Economic Trade and Revitalization

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for 29 political and economic leaders from all over the world looking into "Global Economic Trade and Revitalization ".

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    September 28 - September 30
    Ukraine
    Best Practices in Border Protection

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for four security leaders from Ukraine looking into "Best Practices in Border Protection".

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    September 18 - September 21
    Europe: Denmark, France, Germany, Moldova, Poland, and Portugal
    Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for seven entrepreneurs and political leaders from Europe looking into "Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation".

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    September 20 - September 20
    #GlobalHangout | Social Networking Event
    Connecting Local Young Professionals With Global Leaders!

    #GlobalHangout is an initiative to involve young adults in citizen diplomacy and international exchange opportunities. 
    This includes attending relevant citywide events, visiting cultural sites, and learning more about one another in an informal setting. 

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    September 14 - September 17
    Palestinian Territories
    Women and Entrepreneurship

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for ten female entrepreneurs from the Palestinian Territories looking into "Women and Entrepreneurship".

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    August 31 - September 3
    France
    Labor Issues in the U.S.

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for 2 journalists from France looking into "Labor Issues in the U.S. ".

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    HOMESTAY
    August 9 - August 22
    LATIN AMERICA
    Youth Summer Learning Exchange

    August 9-22, 2016

    This World Learning Summer Youth Leadership (SYL) program will bring 11 high school students (ages 16-18) from Latin America

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    August 7 - August 10
    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OCSE)
    Refugee Resettlement and Integration

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for 4 refugee advocates and political leaders from the Europe into "Refugee Resettlement and Integration".

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    July 27 - July 30
    NETHERLANDS
    Regional Economic Development & Detroit’s Revitalization

    July 27-30, 2016

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for a political leader from the Netherlands exploring regional economic development and Detroit's revitalization.

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    July 26 - July 30
    Italy
    Integration of Immigrants and Refugee Resettlement

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for six cultural and refugee leaders from Italy and their two U.S. State Dept. interpreters, who will be visiting Detroit to examine Integration of Immigrants and Refugee Resettlement.

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    HOMESTAY
    DINNER
    July 6 - July 27
    BELARUS
    Innovations in Business Incubators, Technoparks, & Accelerator

    July 6-27, 2016 

    This USAID Community Connections Program is bringing 10 young business leaders and entrepreneurs from Belarus to explore innovations in Business Incubators, Technoparks and Accelerators.

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    HOMESTAY
    June 17 - June 19
    EUROPE
    Social, Economic & Political Exploration

    This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) program brought 6 young English-speaking political leaders from Europe, exploring Social, Economic and Political Issues...

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    June 3 - June 18
    EUROPE
    Innovation Leaders Initiative

    June 4-19, 2016

    This US State Department-sponsored Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) program brought 6 English-speaking entrepreneurs and business leaders from Europe who took part in Fellowships, professional development, cultural and social activities and lived with homestay families throughout metro Detroit. 

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    May 13 - May 21
    ARMENIA
    Judicial Rule of Law

    May 14-22, 2016

    This US Congress-sponsored Open World Leadership Program (OW) brought 6 judges from Armenia exploring Judicial Rule of Law.

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