Diplomacy Begins Here
On July 12th, the 2019 Diplomacy Begins Here Regional Summits will kick-off in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in partnership with Global Ties U.S., each summit will bring together leaders from business, government, and nonprofit sectors to engage with local communities on U.S. foreign policy.
IVLP cohort of 16 government officials, advocates and civic leaders
City-to-city partnerships across the world increase investment in local communities, attract international students, increase tourism, and enrich civil society.
Workshop participants learn about photographic techniques for documenting important cultural heritage
In April 2019, the Smithsonian Institution (SI) led a three-day workshop at the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (IICAH) in Erbil for Iraqi religious and ethnic groups affected by ISIS whose cultural heritage remains at risk.
The TechGirls exchange program launched in 2012 to encourage secondary school girls (ages 15-17) from the Middle East and North Africa to pursue careers in tech and higher education.
Assistant Secretary Marie Royce and Alex Morgan shirt
Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Marie Royce will travel July 5-8 to France as part of the United States Presidential Delegation to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final Match between the United States and the Netherlands.
AWE in Guatemala
Guatemala has one of the highest rates of entrepreneurial spirit and it’s about to get higher! Entrepreneurs of Quetzaltenango, Chiquimula and Guatemala City will be trained through the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a blended entrepreneurship training course aimed at entrepreneurs without university education. Women selected will acquire the conditions to improve their economic stability by designing business plans, raising capital, and learning how to connect with networks of successful Guatemalan businesswomen.