IVLP Programs: May 2019
May 1st, 2019
Agricultural Trade and Food Safety – 25 visitors from around the world will visit Seattle to analyze the political, social, environmental, and economic forces that influence U.S. agricultural trade policies. They will also explore how U.S. food commodities are regulated and marketed from farm‑to‑table to international export.
U.S. Government Initiatives to Counter Violent Extremism – 6 visitors from Israel will visit Seattle to explore the roles of key law enforcement and prosecutorial authorities at the international, federal, state, and local levels in responding to transnational crime, terrorism, and border enforcement.
Regional Responses to Migration and Refugee Issues – 11 visitors from Europe will visit Seattle to learn about 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. They will also explore opportunities and initiatives for international cooperation on refugee issues.
NGO Management II – 6 visitors from around the world will visit Seattle to examine the role of the non-profit sector in U.S. society and the ways that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) promote an educated, engaged civil society, a cornerstone of democracy.
Search and Rescue in the Arctic – 5 visitors from Canada will visit Seattle to liaise with local and state level first responders to discuss coordination with federal counterparts and discuss search and rescue challenges with key leaders and decision makers.