Combating Wildlife Trafficking – 13 visitors from Africa will visit Seattle to assess U.S. efforts to deter poaching and trafficking of wildlife resources through wildlife protection policies, law enforcement, and criminal prosecution.
Migration in the Americas – 16 visitors from Central and South America will visit Seattle to examine federal, state, local, and intergovernmental policies to ensure national security, prevent trafficking in persons, reduce illegal immigration, and support safe and legal migration.
Advancing Women in STEAM Fields – 28 visitors from around the world will visit Seattle to review the evolution and advancement of women in scientific research and innovation in the United States and explore policies of organizations and educational institutions that champion the interest of women in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM).
Civic Activism and NGOs in the Democratic Process – 15 visitors from Central and South America will visit Seattle to illustrate the diversity of viewpoints that Americans hold and how this diversity contributes to a dynamic, resilient, and pluralistic political system.
Women’s Leadership in Entrepreneurship and the Digital Economy – 8 visitors from Brazil will visit Seattle to examine the rise of social entrepreneurship in the United States and how innovation and new technologies can drive social, economic, and political change.
Promoting Fair Competition in the U.S. Legal System and other International Jurisdictions – 8 visitors from China will visit Seattle to explore the different U.S. laws and regulations that influence fair competition and address antitrust legal concerns in the marketplace at both the national and state level.
Japan Productivity Center – 8 business leaders from Japan will visit Seattle to examine corporate social responsibility models in U.S. companies and for a cross-cultural exchange with local students learning Japanese. This exchange program will be hosted by the Japan Productivity Center, a nonprofit that works to increase corporate social responsibility and labor-management relations in Japanese companies.
Entrepreneurship in the U.S. – 6 visitors from China will visit Seattle to meet with their U.S. counterparts to learn about small business development as well as explore pathways for funding and bridging the gap from a small business to a medium to large enterprise.
Digital Influencers Inspiring Youth Engagement – 5 visitors from Peru will visit Seattle to learn how to better harness social media, design, and technology principles to address important issues, fight for policy changes, and educate their peers.