Internship Highlight: Fostering Community through International Exchange

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 in International Visitors Program | Comments Off on Internship Highlight: Fostering Community through International Exchange

                In my thirteen months as an intern at the World Affairs Council, the impact of citizen to citizen diplomacy has...

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Sustaining Connection: IVLP Alumni Fosters Nairobi – Seattle Partnerships

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 in Cultural Exchange, International Visitors Program | Comments Off on Sustaining Connection: IVLP Alumni Fosters Nairobi – Seattle Partnerships

Vava Angwenyi is the Founder and CEO of Vava Coffee, a social enterprise in Nairobi that seeks to improve conditions in the coffee industry and create sustainable livelihoods for the workers and communities working in the industry. In July of 2015, Vava visited Seattle as a participant of the Department of State Sponsored International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) as a part of the prestigious African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP). Since then, Vava has made multiple return visits to Seattle, and in turn developed a strong network as well as relationships connecting Seattle to her work in Nairobi.

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Arctic Environmental Protection and Innovative Solutions to Oil Pollution, Prevention, and Response – IVLP

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in International Visitors Program | Comments Off on Arctic Environmental Protection and Innovative Solutions to Oil Pollution, Prevention, and Response – IVLP

While the Middle East and East Asia are more commonly talked about today, the Arctic represents a new frontier in International Relations,...

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Professional Fellows Explore Disability Rights: From the Pacific Northwest to North Africa

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 in Cultural Exchange, International Visitors Program | Comments Off on Professional Fellows Explore Disability Rights: From the Pacific Northwest to North Africa

The World Affairs Council of Seattle recently hosted a group of visitors from the Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program...

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Maritime and Territorial Disputes in the Asia-Pacific Region – IVLP

Posted on May 26, 2016 in International Visitors Program | Comments Off on Maritime and Territorial Disputes in the Asia-Pacific Region – IVLP

One of the most hotly contested areas in the world, the South China Sea is rich in natural resources and more than $5 trillion dollars...

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Refugee Resettlement and Integration: Exploring a European Perspective with the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

Posted on May 9, 2016 in International Visitors Program | Comments Off on Refugee Resettlement and Integration: Exploring a European Perspective with the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

Recently, the World Affairs Council of Seattle coordinated a professional program for a European delegation, all of whom have expertise in...

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