The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Let Leaders Lead: IVLP Exchange Alumni Advance Interfaith Relations multi-regional project, includes faith, community, private sector, and academic leaders hailing from 17 countries.
A recently released, external evaluation of the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program found that the Gilman Scholarship is diversifying the pool of students who study and intern abroad.
In late March 2016, Lebanese authorities dismantled one of the largest human trafficking rings in Lebanon’s history — freeing 75 mostly Syrian women who were fraudulently recruited from Syria and forced into prostitution in Lebanon, experiencing physical abuse and forced abortions. One of the Lebanese officers leading the raid on the trafficking ring — Lieutenant Colonel Mustafa Badran — had participated in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focused on preventing and dismantling human trafficking.
The series of citizen diplomacy summits aim increase support for exchange programs by bringing attention to the critical role that public and citizen diplomacy play in building a more peaceful, prosperous world at home and abroad.