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Global Ties Alabama manages a number of programs designed to bring the international community and the citizens of Alabama together to participate in the global conversation on important issues. These programs educate and inform foreign visitors and local residents of the many similarities they share, as well as of the many differences that make our 21st century world such an interesting place. Please join us in participating in one or more of our programs: International Visitors Leadership Program, Global Education, Global Perspectives Institute and Special Projects.

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GTA Newsletter 2017

GTA Newsletter 2017

Check out our first newsletters of the new year! It’s filled with pictures and articles detailing our exciting work during the year 2016 and a message, as well as upcoming events, for 2017.... read more
2016 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar

2016 Fulbright Enrichment Seminar

From November 30-Dec.3, Global Ties Alabama, along with the Institute of International Education (IIE), hosted 82 Fulbright Scholars from around the world for an Enrichment Seminar, apart of the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs. The theme for the seminar was “The New South: Visions, Voices and Change Agents.” The scholars had a chance to experience the old and new south, while touring downtown Montgomery and visiting Selma, AL. Below are pictures from this exciting event, as well as a videos from Congresswomen Martha Roby and Terry Sewell of Montgomery, Alabama,  as they welcome the scholars to the historic city. https://www.dropbox.com/s/gggp6cg5892f9s5/Roby%20Global%20Ties.mp4?dl=0 https://demsgov.app.box.com/s/k06x3vlfv32cb9fs463ucz12gw8un5e4  ... read more
2016 GTA Annual Meeting & Citizen Diplomacy Luncheon

2016 GTA Annual Meeting & Citizen Diplomacy Luncheon

This year, Global Ties Alabama hosted it’s Annual Meeting and Citizen Diplomacy Luncheon at the Redstone Federal Credit Union Atrium on October 25, 2016. The event was attended by 120 people from all over Alabama. The theme was “Trending: Building Global Relationship While Bringing the World to Alabama.” Many people were honored and recognized at this year’s event. Our YLAI fellows (Latin America & the Caribbean Entrepreneurs), Open World: Kazakstan and their mentors were our delegates recognized at the event. Interfaith Mission Service, Columbia High School, Chamber of Commerce for Huntsville/Madison, and many others were among the honorees. Rev. Wanda Gail Campbell was Global Ties Alabama Board Member of the Year. Take a look at our recognition scroll to see the full list of honorees, as well as pictures from the event.... read more
Lilly Ledbetter comes to Huntsville

Lilly Ledbetter comes to Huntsville

Lilly Ledbetter, women’s equality activist, came to Huntsville, AL to tell her story about women’s equality. Apart of the Global Perspective Institute and sponsored by Global Ties Alabama, Lilly Ledbetter’s powerful testimony gave hope and inspiration to the event’s attendees.... read more
GTA Summer Newsletter

GTA Summer Newsletter

Our summer newsletter is fun of exciting information including upcoming events, captivating articles, and our beautiful photo album. Check it out! GTA Summer... read more
2016 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI)

2016 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI)

The 2016 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) is an international exchange program focused on the themes of entrepreneurship skills and enhanced Euro-Atlantic integration designed for 47 young professionals from 42 European countries. Fellows will begin their program in Washington, DC with discussions about entrepreneurship and innovation in the U.S. including meetings hosted by Google and the U.S. Department of State. Subsequently, they will spend two weeks working at carefully-selected host institutions in one of eight participating cities: Albany, NY; Albuquerque, NM; Charolette, NC; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Huntsville, AL; Pittsburgh, PA; and Seattle, WA. Fellows will be assigned individual mentors and have the opportunity to participate in the day-to-day operations of their host organizations and benefit from job-shadowing and professional interaction with their American peers. The program will conclude in San Francisco, CA for an opportunity to present a strategic plan or community action plan during a pitch session and reflect on their experiences as a group. The fellows will also have the unique opportunity to attend the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), hosted under the auspices of the White House. GES aims to showcase inspiring entrepreneurs and investors from around the world., creating new opportunity for investment, partnership, and collaboration; connecting American entrepreneurs and investors with international counterparts to form lasting relationships; and highlighting entrepreneurship as means to address some of the most intractable global challenges.   For more information, please check out the link below, featuring an interview with Ioanna Fotopoulou (2016 YTILI Professional) Nexus Energy Center brings interest from around... read more