The participants will explore the geographic, ethnic, and religious diversity of the U.S. population, in Kansas City as well as how it is brought together through arts programming; gained insight into the role of the performing arts as it relates to guaranteed freedom of speech and expression; and studied the roots of distinct American genres of music, art, and theater.
The U.S. Department of State has long recognized the role of music in diplomacy, with its emphasis on free expression, improvisation, and democratic and collaborative teamwork. Sharing music is one of the best ways to find common ground with people on an exchange program.
In June, a delegation from around the world will visit Kansas City to examine the City’s entrepreneurial environment and how it promotes innovation in various sectors.
At ten-member delegation will be arriving from China to see how the Greater Kansas City area promotes alternatives to four-year universities. The delegates will visit a variety of institutions that help educate and develop a diverse workforce necessary for economic growth.
An upcoming six-member delegation from around the world will come to Kansas City to learn about the American criminal justice system, investigative and prosecutorial methods, and social factors of crime.
A five-member delegation from Egypt is coming to Kansas City to learn about the strategy and collaborative efforts that have gone into the City’s development. They will meet with professionals from a variety of organizations to see the different roles each plays in making this an amazing city!
15 highly-qualified students from all over Africa will come to Kansas City to enhance their skills in leadership and project development. With this training , the students will return to their respective countries to spark further development in their communities. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with the goal of investing in these future African change-makers.
A delegation from the Middle East and North Africa region will be arriving to learn discuss how entrepreneurship can drive prosperity and stability. They will meet with several Kansas City entrepreneurs to hear from them about how the City promotes entrepreneurial activity.
In March, a delegation of five Haitian women will come to Kansas City to learn about local initiatives that promote women’s economic and social activities. Additionally, they will learn how women entrepreneurs and professionals address challenges unique to women in their work environments.
Six prominent, European leaders will come to Kansas City to gain a regional perspective on current issues and the U.S.’s responsive in both domestic and foreign policy.
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.
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.
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.