Azerbaijan: Film Makers
Sep
17
to Sep 20

Azerbaijan: Film Makers

Film Makers from Azerbaijan will be examining the indie film industry as a means for freedom of political expression. They will be meeting with various film makers, documentarians, and entertainment experts in Kansas City to better understand how film can be used for cultural change.

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Africa: Rule of Law
Sep
18
to Sep 24

Africa: Rule of Law

Judges, Prosecutors, Attorneys, and Police Officers from from various African countries will be discuss how the State and Federal systems in the US both share jurisdiction on criminal and civil matters. They will also examine how transparent, accessible, and fair courts lead to an independent Judiciary.

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WGDP: White House Initiative for Overcoming Barriers to Women's Economic Participation
Sep
18
to Sep 21

WGDP: White House Initiative for Overcoming Barriers to Women's Economic Participation

The Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative is a White House program to reach 50 million women throughout the world by 2025 to propel them to contributing to the economy. There will be nine women in Kansas City as part of this Initiative, to connect them with organizations to provide economic empowerment.

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Serbia: Combating Trafficking
Oct
3
to Oct 8

Serbia: Combating Trafficking

Prosecutors, criminal agency directors, and public policy makers from Serbia will visit Kansas City to discuss local and state efforts to combat the trafficking of persons. Professionals from Serbia and Kansas City will come together to explore victim recovery and reintegration programs, as well as initiatives to recognize, protect, and assist victims of abuse.

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Pakistan: Scaling Entrepreneurship
Oct
10
to Oct 16

Pakistan: Scaling Entrepreneurship

Traveling from Pakistan, new and inspiring business owners will visit a variety of entrepreneurial resources in KC. Their visit will further understanding of how innovations are adopted and diffused into diverse economic sectors, as well as the exchange of experiences and stories of innovators addressing technological or social challenges in a non-traditional way.

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Women in STEAM
Oct
16
to Oct 19

Women in STEAM

Women from every corner of the globe will visit in October to further develop their goals of creating more female inclusive working environments in their respective fields of sciences, technology, English, arts, and mathematics.

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Japan: Supporting Students through the US College Admissions Process
Aug
21
to Aug 24

Japan: Supporting Students through the US College Admissions Process

Educators from Japan will be visiting local Colleges and Universities in Kansas City learning about their admissions process and navigating FAFSA, the Common App, and more in the American Higher Education System. They will be visiting with the University of Kansas, the Kansas Board of Regents, and the William Jewell College while in KC.

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Multiregional Project:  21st Century Change Makers:  Persevering Cultural Heritage and Identities
Aug
13
to Aug 15

Multiregional Project: 21st Century Change Makers: Persevering Cultural Heritage and Identities

Delegates will be examining the links between Cultural Heritage and public opinions highlighting how cultural preservation can enhance societal values or sow discord. While in Kansas City, they will be meeting with Museum Educators Roundtable, the National Archives of Kansas City, and the Black Archives of Mid-America.

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Multiregional Project: Promoting Social Change Through the Arts
Jul
7
to Jul 11

Multiregional Project: Promoting Social Change Through the Arts

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.

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China Community & Vocational College
May
8
to May 12

China Community & Vocational College

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.

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Egypt Urban Revitalization
Apr
11
to Apr 16

Egypt Urban Revitalization

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!

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Pan-African Youth Leadership Program
Apr
10
to Apr 23

Pan-African Youth Leadership Program

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.

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RP Entrepreneurship as an Engine
Mar
26
to Mar 30

RP Entrepreneurship as an Engine

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.

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Haiti Women as Changemakers
Mar
21
to Mar 26

Haiti Women as Changemakers

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.

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Multi-Regional Project: Electoral Process
Nov
3
to Nov 8

Multi-Regional Project: Electoral Process

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.

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Regional Project: Women Leaders Promoting Peace and Security
Oct
11
to Oct 16

Regional Project: Women Leaders Promoting Peace and Security

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. 

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Indonesia: Health Education
Oct
3
to Oct 6

Indonesia: Health Education

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. 

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Multi-Regional Project: Women Entrepreneurs
Sep
18
to Sep 21

Multi-Regional Project: Women Entrepreneurs

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. 

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Regional Project: Cross Border Trade
Sep
6
to Sep 11

Regional Project: Cross Border Trade

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. 

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