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Local Business Leader Wendy Anderton Named to NSBA Leadership Council

Scottsdale, AZ – Wendy Anderton, Scottsdale, Arizona was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Anderton, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business

International Visitors from Mongolia Make Their Way to Arizona

Contributed by Hana Al-Abadi, Volunteer at Global Ties Arizona

The Meridian International Center arranged a for a group looking at issues around Air Pollution Monitoring and Governance to visit Arizona as a part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).   The visitors of this program were officers and a chairman of Air Quality Agency & National Committee on Green Development and Clean Technology

Moldova and Arizona Exchange Ideas on Human Trafficking

Contributed by Rabiul Hasan, Intern at Global Ties Arizona

The International Visitor Leadership Program, a U.S. Department of State Professional Exchange program brought a group of professionals from Moldova to Arizona with the objective to provide them with innovative law enforcement strategies, insight into interagency cooperation, and US policy initiatives in order to effectively combat trafficking in persons. The program participants included Ms. Elen

Investigative Journalism In International Exchange: Multi-Regional IVLP Group Visits Arizona

By Hana Al-Abadi, Volunteer at Global Ties Arizona

A group of Investigative Journalists, Reporters and Political Commentators from European countries Armenia and Croatia to Asian countries such as Bangladesh and were invited to the United States under the International Visitor Leadership Program and came to Arizona with the objective to examine the rights & responsibilities journalists hold in a free press in the United States.

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The Bahamas Bridges the Gap to Arizona

Written by Rabiul Hasan, Media Intern at Global Ties Arizona

Under the U.S. Department of State exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), a group of business professionals from Bahamas visited the USA with the objective to engage with American counterparts about best practices in business and to explore future partnerships and Bahamian investment opportunities in the USA. The visitors included Mrs. Dawnea Adderley, Mrs. Brenda

Bringing Kyrgyzstan to Arizona Schools

Written by Rabiul Hasan, Media Intern at Global Ties Arizona

Global Ties Arizona brings government professionals from countries of strategic interest to give them a better understanding of US education, culture, governance and democratic values. On October 2017, a group of professionals from Kyrgyzstan came to the USA to learn about the primary and secondary education system and to share best practices from their country with their professional count

Wildlife Conservation In The United States Group From China

I was so glad that I had the opportunity to meetthe Chinese Wildlife Conservation IVLP group we hosted July 22-28. The group was composed of government officials, academics,and non-profit conservation groups, and they were from all different parts of China. Two of the group had worked with Pandas and one with Golden Tamarind Monkeys.  During their stay in Arizona our visitors were able to learn how the U.S. manages wildlife and habitat through government and NGO involvement, and meet cou

My experience as an intern in the U.S. at Global Ties Arizona

I came to the U.S. as a participant of Korean government exchange program, KoreaWEST. After my language study in San Diego, I moved to Arizona for my internship.With my home-stay family In San Diego, I was pleasantly introduced to American culture: from various American home-style foods to American celebrations on Halloween, Thanksgiving, andChristmas. Also, I made friends from all over the world at my language school and had a great time visiting thebeautiful beaches in San Diego and surfing

Grassroots Advocacy for LGBTI Rights Group From Japan

Through the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program, International Visitors Leadership Program participants and Global Ties Arizona Members share experiences to strengthen local communities and foster a peaceful, prosperous world. 

Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationship

Grassroots Action in Politics

Projects with leaders from various nations within the same region provide diverse perspectives for professionals in our state. They too learn how similar one another are and aim to ask questions benefitting each other’s research and understanding. It is truly a unique interaction that takes place during International Visitor Leadership Program’s with multiple nations. This group from countries throughout Central and South America is a perfect example.

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