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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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Chair of Global Ties Alabama, John Hamilton, accepting the Nexus Energy Award from Ruchi Singhal from Nexus Energy
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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 have 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
GTA Holiday Newsletter 2015

GTA Holiday Newsletter 2015

Check out our holiday newsletter, filled with articles and photos from GTA’s 2015 50th anniversary year to upcoming articles and more fro 2016! GTA Holiday Newsletter... read more
GTA Annual Meeting & Citizen Diplomacy Luncheon: October 27, 2015

GTA Annual Meeting & Citizen Diplomacy Luncheon: October 27, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 was Global Ties AL Annual Meeting and Citizen Diplomacy Luncheon. This year, we focused on Shaping Citizen Diplomacy through 50 years of service, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. The Annual Board Meeting began at 11:00 am and the Citizen Diplomacy Luncheon  followed at 12:00 pm. The event was  held at the: Dunn Oliver Acadome Banquet Room in the Dunn Oliver Arena at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama.     ... read more
ISC’s 2013 Holiday Open House

ISC’s 2013 Holiday Open House

If fine old homes hold fond memories, surely they were rekindled for a few hours in the Humphreys-Rodgers House where ISC held a Holiday Open House to celebrate moving to a new home at 102 Gates Avenue. Old friends greeted new ones; three Christmas trees decorated by the Redstone Garden Club chased the cold and the dark. Laughter and deep conversation flowed. Finally, the more than seventy guests were moved by the brilliant classical violin play of two teenage twin brothers. And so it went into the evening. As with most of ISC’s lightest moments, there was serious purpose at the core of it. All memories lead to a future of some kind. Feed the cause and you will eventually feed some people. Grow the movement, and you will eventually grow lightened and enriched hearts. All toward the day that a parent will have to truly search her memory trove when her daughter asks “Mother, what was war?” Till then, you are always welcome to visit us and share your... read more