Murrow Program For Journalists: 21st Century Approach: A group of 15 visitors from Africa will visit Seattle to examine the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy and the challenges and opportunities in harnessing the power of social media.
Transparency and Accountability in Government: A group of 7 visitors from Europe will visit Seattle to enhance their understanding of ethical systems and accountability in government and business in the U.S. and to illustrate the principles underlying transparency and accountability.
U.S. Export System Korea Customs Service & Country of Origin: A group of 4 visitors from South Korea will visit Seattle to explore U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) efforts to establish uniformity of practices across ports of entry, to facilitate the timely resolution of trade compliance issues nationwide, and to strengthen critical agency knowledge on key industry practices.
Protection of Whistleblowers in the U.S.: A group of 5 visitors from Armenia will visit Seattle to learn about the importance of whistleblowing and protections for whistleblowers, as well as the practical aspects of the U.S. federal, judicial, and legal systems.
Women Leaders: Drivers of Economic and Social Change: A group of 12 visitors from Latin America will visit Seattle to gain an understanding of the contributions of women to the social and economic advancement of communities and society at large through their leadership in gender, youth, family, and broader social issues.
Public Health: Infectious Diseases: A group of 9 visitors from Africa will visit Seattle to explore public health preparedness, education, and response strategies, as well as to examine health education and disease prevention programs, research and development, and the treatment and care of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, and Tuberculosis.
Faith Based Education: A group of 6 visitors from Indonesia will visit Seattle to explore the relationship between U.S. religious organizations, educational institutions, and local government and to examine best practices for educating youth on pluralism within a democratic society.
Vocational Education: Workforce Development and Public Private Partnerships: A group of 5 visitors from Azerbaijan will visit Seattle to explore the community college system in the U.S. and examine public-private partnership efforts to connect students with employers.