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....

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...

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...

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University Interns

Alana Henry – Oakwood University Marissa  Moore – UAH Tomoyo Tanno – Cultural Vista  

Permanent Staff

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Special Projects

Global Ties Alabama works with government organizations such as those on Redstone Arsenal, as well as various agencies and private corporations, in developing and implementing international visitor programs throughout the entire state of Alabama. We are pleased to welcome these special guests into the Alabama community and showcase our state as the visitors are introduced to the state of Alabama, its professional community, and its warm...

Global Education

The partnership between GTA and the Academy for Science and Foreign Language Learning (ASFL), a Huntsville city public magnet school, helps foster awareness of global culture and increase tolerance of diversity of various cultures among elementary schoolchildren through developing connections between ASFL classrooms, teachers, and students with their counterparts around the globe. Using the web site ePals as a conduit to the global learning community, schoolchildren discover the global community as they interact with children in other lands. In this initiative, GTA has worked with the ASFL administration, staff, and teachers to connect ASFL classrooms with classrooms around the globe that speak the foreign languages being studied at the Academy, including Russian, French, German, and Spanish. One imaginative Huntsville teacher has even used his students’ art work to share global perspectives on visual arts in the classroom, building global cultural awareness through a blend of art and technology. More than 50 students have developed pen-pal relationships with students in these foreign classrooms to share their experiences while practicing and developing their language skills. GTA staff initiated, planned, and implemented the project, providing assistance to ASFL with this new activity. GTA is proud of the many accomplishments of the students, teachers, and administration at Huntsville’s Academy for Science and Foreign Language Learning in developing the global leaders of the future....

Global Perspectives

GTA has partnered with UAHuntsville to combine Huntsville global resources with those from the broader international public and private sectors to offer a broad range of lively speakers to the public. This series of lectures by renowned experts in global issues brings a diversity of perspectives on international topics of interest to the Huntsville community. Open to the general public, and designed to foster communications between policy-makers and citizens, this series will present information and opinions to provide the Huntsville community with the tools needed to understand the role of global affairs in Huntsville’s continuing growth as an international economic and cultural center. We welcome all to participate in these community-focused educational events....

IVLP

When they come to the U.S., visitors participate in a variety of thematic programs, either individually or in groups. They typically visit Washington, DC and three additional towns or cities that highlight the tremendous diversity of the U.S., attending professional appointments with their American counterparts, learning about the U.S. system of government at the national, state and local levels, visiting American schools, and experiencing American culture and social life. Most International Visitors are accompanied in the U.S. by either foreign language interpreters or English language officers, who are U.S. Department of State contractors charged with helping explain American society, history, and culture. Global Ties Alabama is the only IVLP connection in Alabama. We carefully tailor the IVLP visits to meet the needs of the international visitors as planned by the U. S. Department of State, focusing on specific themes in Alabama such as state and local governance, economic development, civil and human rights, diversity, interfaith dialog, education and culture. We work with many private and public sector organizations to develop our professional programs, and also rely heavily on the warm hospitality of our Alabama citizens in greeting and entertaining our international visitors. Global Ties Alabama staff and volunteers are proud to work together to ensure that our IVLP visitors have a memorable experience while broadening and deepening their professional knowledge, providing opportunities for citizen diplomacy, “the concept that every citizen has the right, even the responsibility, to help shape U.S. foreign policy one handshake at a time.” 2-African_Conflict_Res GTA Board Member Verna Gates and neighbors host delegation from Africa 4-At the Chamber of Commerce GTA’s Noriko Ellis and delegation from Japan...