GLX Programs: October 2022
October 1st, 2022
The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by the World Affairs Council which is a member of Global Ties U.S.
Arctic Sustainable Tourism & Development: This project for professionals working in the tourism industry, researchers, representatives of indigenous communities in the Arctic, and local officials from Norway, Finland, and Denmark, will explore best practices for culturally sustainable tourism, and examine relationships among businesses, government, NGOs, and indigenous communities in balancing economic development with environmental concerns and the rights of indigenous populations.
Enhancing Regional Maritime Governance and Cooperation in the Quad: Eight government officials, policy advisors, media professionals, think tank representatives, and security and defense practitioners from countries in The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD), (the strategic security dialogue between Australia, India, Japan, and the United States) will visit Seattle to share best practices in the development of national and regional policies. The group will examine maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region and enhance collaboration among member nations.
ASEAN | Smart Cities - Urban Sustainability: Seven NGO representatives and leaders from; academia, business, and government, from member nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), come to Seattle to discuss urban planning and development. The group will examine underlying drivers of emissions and pollution in cities, and review sustainable practices, and the implementation of climate change mitigating strategies.
OpenWorld - North Macedonia: Through this Congressional program, North Macedonian prosecutors will visit Seattle to learn more about the United States' judicial system, and explore options for improving North Macedonia's judicial system to ensure that it can handle high-level crime and corruption cases ahead of accession talks with the European Union.
Professional Fellows Program: Three Fellows from Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt will participate in a month-long professional exchange program called the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) sponsored by the State Department. This is a global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, as well as build lasting, sustainable partnerships between leaders from North Africa and the United States.