Combating Trafficking in Persons II – 25 visitors from around to world will visit Seattle to learn about international law enforcement cooperation in trafficking in persons cases, as well as the roles that government, law enforcement, the courts and local organizations play in detecting, preventing, and prosecuting crimes.
U.S. Energy Policy: Security, Independence and Innovation – 23 visitors from around the world will visit Seattle to discuss current energy considerations and deliberations with stakeholders and influential leaders in commercial industry, think tanks, lobby organizations, and citizen interest groups.
Open World Kosovo: Community Lead Tourism – 5 visitors from Kosovo will visit Seattle to learn of the variety of potential tourism models, including community-led tourism, industry partnerships, and cultural tourism. The mission of the Open World Leadership Center, an arm of the U.S. Congress, is to introduce rising leaders of emerging countries to the American democratic governing systems and free market operations at every level: federal, state, and local.
U.S. Foreign Policy Decision Making – 19 visitors from around the world will visit Seattle to learn about the process and key players in formulating, articulating, and implementing foreign policy in the U.S. federal system.
Social Media: Creative Connecting Communities – 12 visitors from the Near East will visit Seattle to examine the transition of traditional media in the digital age through the adoption of online content and use of social media as a platform to engage, entertain, and inform.
Lessons Learned from Military Base Hosting – 9 visitors from Japan will visit Seattle to understand how U.S. communities and installations respond to base-related concerns, discuss the economic impacts of military bases, and explore ways to facilitate strong, positive relations between bases and civilian communities.