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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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Welcoming Interactive Resources: Keep Learning, Connecting, and Being Inspired

Thank you to everyone who attended the Welcoming Interactive and for those who didn’t, we hope to see you next year!

The Interactive explored major themes affecting our local communities including such as achieving equity for everyone, combatting anti-Muslim bias, and the importance of lifting up shared values.

Here are resources from the Interactive to guide your welcoming efforts including a video, blog posts from attendees, tweets, takeaways, photos, and more.

Keep the momentum going: Continue to strengthen your work locally by inviting Welcoming America to train in your local community. We offer classes on messaging, ensuring equitable access, building connected communities, and many more topics.Check out the list of trainings we provide through our Welcoming Institute, as well as ourupcoming webinars and resource library. Contact us anytime to learn more about on-site training.

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GTA Spring Newsletter

GTA Spring Newsletter

Check out our spring newsletter, filled with articles, photos from past events and upcoming information about future events to come! GTA Newsletter Mar... read more
Zika Virus Tip

Zika Virus Tip

     U.S. Department of State Tip – Zika Outbreak  The Office of International Visitors has provided the following general information regarding the Zikaoutbreak.  If you have a special circumstance in your State or additional questions relating to a specific IVLP project, please contact your NPA and ECA programming teams for further guidance.  We will continue to update the network as the situation evolves. The U.S. Department of State is monitoring the evolving situation closely and is in contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You can find up-to-date information on the CDC website which was updated on January 26, 2016. At this point, there have been no travel warnings specifically related to Zika; however, you can find updated information on CDCs Travel Page or visit the Department of State’s information on www.travel.state.gov  The Department is pleased to see the close collaboration that has already begun between World Health Organization (WHO) and thePan American Health Organization (WHO’s regional office for the Americas), which has been working on the Zika virus since it was reported in 2015 for the first time in Brazil and a number of other countries in Central and South America, as well as in Mexico. The U.S. government is fully engaged with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and governments in the region, and experts from the CDC are working with Brazilian health officials on research and public health guidance.  President Obama met with his health and national security teams on January 26 to discuss the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses in the Americas as well as steps being taken to protect the U.S. public.  President Obama emphasized the... read more
Global Ties U.S. National Meeting

Global Ties U.S. National Meeting

From January 27-30th, Global Ties U.S. held its Annual National Meeting at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The snow and cold weather did not stop hundreds of people from different CBM organizations from all over the country and ambassadors and diplomats from all over the world to come to D.C. to attend this global event titled, “I Am Diplomacy.” Meetings discussing topics on diplomacy, foreign policy,  international security, social media, international exchange, and more were just some of the many events taken place at the meeting. Many of the attendees had the opportunity to attend a session titled “Exchange Matters” at the Capitol building, as well as a reception held in the Benjamin Franklin room at the Department of State and different embassies including the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Embassy of Hungary, Embassy of Mexico, Embassy of Morocco and Embassy of Qatar. The meetings also included a luncheon with ambassadors, as well as an excellence award breakfast and a chance to spend time with members of Congress at the Capitol. Below, is a recap of the session “Exchanges Matter” held at the Capitol Visitor Center, as well as photos of our staff and volunteers attending events at the National Meetings.     http://globaltiesalabama.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Exchanges-Matter-Welcome-and-Context-Setting.mp4  ... read more