Rule of Law and the U.S. Judicial System: 6 visitors from Africa and the Middle East will examine the U.S. commitment to the promotion of transparency, ethics, and judicial independence in a democracy. They will observe the judiciary’s role in preserving democratic practices such as due process, trial by jury, the right to representation and a fair trial, the role of the public defender, the appeals process, judicial appointments and elections, and governmental accountability.
U.S. Higher Education Study Tour for Korean High School Guidance Counselors: 10 visitors from Korea will examine U.S. policy towards college internationalization, the flexibility and variety of liberal arts education institutions, college admission requirements, and the American college experience overall.
Minority Participation in the Democratic Process: 11 visitors from Latin America will visit Seattle to examine locally based initiatives and public-private partnerships that engage minority communities and promote inclusive political participation and coalition building in the democratic process. The visitors will explore how citizen groups, community and political organizations, and social entrepreneurs across minority groups organize local and regional partnerships and mobilize volunteers for engagement.
NGO Management I: A group of 22 visitors from around the world will visit Seattle to examine innovative NGO, non-profit, public service, and advocacy organization management strategies in the United States. The visitors will also explore the diversity of the non-profit sector in the United States and the dynamic relationships between business, government, and non-governmental organizations.
U.S. Foreign Policy in the Indo-Pacific: 8 visitors from the Indo-Pacific region will visit Seattle to examine issues of mutual interest and assess the concept of a “free and open” Indo-Pacific. They will also explore U.S. national interests in the region, while evaluating federal and state-level foreign policy roles.
The Role of School Teachers in the 21st Century: 5 visitors from Georgia will visit Seattle to explore ways to attract and retain qualified teachers and school administrators, and to incentivize service in poorer and rural communities. They will also analyze ways to incentivize continuing education and professional development for principals and teachers.
Regional Responses to Refugee and Migration Issues in the Indo-Pacific: 8 visitors from the Indo-Pacific region will examine federal, state, and local government policies and initiatives and inter‑governmental action to resettle and integrate refugees that arrive both through the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program and through unofficial channels.