Visitors from various countries will explore the U.S. electoral process through get-out-the-vote activities, campaign rallies and speeches, election watch parties, and post election de-briefings. They will have the opportunity to meet with journalists, pollsters, campaign officers, law enforcement and elected officials.
Journalists from Cote d’Ivoire, Guyana, Libya, Lithuania, Mexico, Montenegro, and Thailand will meet with local publications and television stations to explore the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy.
Women from the Middle East will examine the current and historical roles of women in political transitions, post-conflict reconstruction, humanitarian emergencies, conflict prevention, and peacemaking efforts. Visitors will engage with political experts, academics, government officials, journalists, and activists in local communities.
Visitors from Indonesia will gain insight into Health Education methods best benchmark practices used in medical and nursing schools. This project will introduce visitors to Inter-Professional Education (IPE) collaboration networks, IPE standardized modules for schools, and national exams such as the NCLEX and USMLE.
Delegates from Kazakhstan will have the opportunity to explore various U.S. media platforms and speak with subject matter experts. Meetings will discuss topics including pre-recorded and live broadcasts, and focus on political and economic reporting.
Visitors from Serbia will gain insight into how public policy can support small and medium-sized businesses and economic growth through achieving the right balance in bankruptcy legislation as well as supporting conditions for robust capital markets and access to finance.
Global Ties KC will welcome one of our largest delegations of the year for "Women Entrepreneurs: Alumni as Economic Multipliers". Over 40 International Visitor Leaders Program alumni will have the opportunity to explore various business models, support mechanisms, and innovations that bolster businesses in communities.
This project is designed to strengthen economic cooperation and trade relationships between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. Participants will examine domestic and international economic forces that influence U.S. trade policy and the policy-making process and the ideal conditions and challenges integral to facilitating and sustaining cross-border commerce.
Visitors from various countries will explore the role and structure of ethics in government and best practices with transparency and accountability. They will have the opportunity to share similarities and differences in approaches to ethical conduct.
Visitors from Colombia will explore criminal enforcement models and observe joint planning and execution to investigate and prosecute organized crime.
Visitors from Uruguay will examine the U.S. criminal justice system with an emphasis on efforts to protect and promote women's rights, women's access to justice, and the welfare of children, including within the juvenile justice system.
Agriculture is an integral part of Taiwan's economy. Visitors from Taiwan will learn about the role of U.S. government food safety agencies, examine science-based food safety management programs, and evaluate food safety law and practices.
Participants from various countries across Europe will be exposed to U.S. security and defense policy-making decisions and perspectives on global issues. They will also explore the benefits of U.S.-European cooperation on security policy worldwide.
This project focuses on expanding social and economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs. Participants will examine ways in which the U.S. fosters the advancement of women in business. Visitors will explore the variety of mentorship, job shadowing, education, and skills-development programs offered by government, universities, corporations, and private associations to prepare women for leadership roles.
Visitors from India will examine the rise of social entrepreneurship in the U.S. and how innovation in this sphere can drive social, economic, and environmental changes. Delegates will also learn about successful strategies in fundraising, social media, and grassroots mobilization.
This project will examine efforts to address human rights issues and challenges across the Americas. Participants will explore the role of governments, civil society, and international bodies.
Female leaders and advocates from Libya will explore government and private sector initiatives that encourage women to pursue leadership positions at the federal, state, local, and community level. Participants will examine key laws, policies, and societal changes spearheaded by women.
Visitors from Indonesia will examine the U.S. child custody laws, the family court system, and social welfare advocacy for victims of domestic violence. They will meet with nonprofits, social services, and schools.
3 visitors from Indonesia will visit the greater Kansas City area to learn about the decentralized nature of the U.S. higher education system. They will examine graduate student exchange programs and visit with university faculty, staff, and students.
15 female entrepreneurs from Algeria, Barbados, Belize, Canada, the Gambia, Ghana, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, China, Saudi Arabia, and Tanzania will be in Kansas City to learn about U.S. entrepreneurial efforts and the factors that encourage entrepreneurial development.
13 visitors from Egypt, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vietnam will learn about the process and formulation of the U.S. federal system and U.S. foreign policy decisions.
12 visitors from Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Madagascar, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, and Togo will meet with local small businesses, entrepreneurs, and organizations that make Kansas City an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Five visitors from the Philippines will visit Kansas City to gain an understanding of how social programs, including education, health, poverty, employment, and environment stabilize communities. They will also look at women's empowerment programs and meet with prominent local female leaders.
Visitors from Germany, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Thailand, and Turkey will travel to Lawrence, Kansas to examine innovative NGO, nonprofit, public service, and advocacy organization management strategies. They will learn about how these entities strengthen leadership, employing volunteers, utilize social media, and further their missions.
This project will explore models of technology commercialization in the United States and ways to successfully transfer scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs to market. Participants will explore legal and regulatory frameworks as well as management and marketing strategies used to assess and develop innovations in diverse sectors such as agricultural technology, information and telecommunications, biotechnology, health, and advanced manufacturing.
Visitors from the Netherlands, Uganda, Jamaica, Moldova, Thailand, Mongolia, and Ecuador will examine U.S. efforts in combatting trafficking in persons. These delegates will meet with law enforcement, shelters, and nonprofits that are actively working to identify and combat human trafficking in the Midwest.
21 women from all around the globe will examine the impact of women-owned businesses on the U.S. economy and explore the progress of women in participating more fully in the global economy. While in Kansas City, visitors will meet with local entrepreneurs, participate in trainings, and visit academic programs supporting innovation.
This program includes seven leaders from Azerbaijan, Egypt, Ukraine, Palestinian Territories, Liberia, Nigeria, and Uzbekistan. While in Kansas City, they will visit local schools and organizations to understand technological trends in education and assess how new technology can impact student learning.
Journalism professional from East Asia are invited to Kansas City to examine the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy, gain insights into the social, economic and political structures of the United States, and explore the impact of digital and social media on the availability and veracity of news.
This program brings together human rights professionals from all sectors in the Arab world. While in Kansas City, they will analyze a variety of human rights concerns related to issues such as domestic violence prevention, disability rights, LGBTI rights, freedom of press/speech/religion, access to education, and due process.
This project will bring together working level staff from Africa's regional economic organizations, professionals from national trade ministries, investment promotion agencies and customs services as well as large scale business leaders from the trading bloc membership countries. They will review the best practices in facilitating the flow of goods, supporting regional integration and implementation of trade agreements in the U.S.