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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    DINNER
    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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    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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    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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    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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