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Global Ties KC turns 65 this year and we want to celebrate with the community. We will come together to recognize the accomplishments from 2018, but also since 1954. Tickets include entrance, parking, guest speakers, networking with a Department of State international delegation, heavy appetizers, and one drink ticket. We look forward to celebrating with you!


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Keynote SPEAKER: Anne Grimes

Director of The Office of International Visitors (OIV) in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Anne Grimes has been a U.S. Foreign Service Officer for 28 years and is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.  In her role as Director of International Visitors, Anne manages the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the State Department's longest running exchange program providing professional opportunities for nearly 5,0000 International Visitors from around the world each year. 

Her previous postings have included Antananarivo, Madagascar; Surabaya, Indonesia; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Washington, D.C.; Jakarta, Indonesia; Mumbai, India; and Beijing, China. She speaks French, Indonesian, and Mandarin. 

See the 2018 celebration festivities below!