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WOMEN IN STEM: International leaders visit North Alabama

Written by: Jessica Barnett The News Courier Eight women, each with their own prestigious title in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, took time out of their trip across the United States to visit North Alabama on Tuesday. The women were part of a larger group of international delegates who came to the States… Read More »

Long after wars are settled land mines continue to take lives

My family was one of the first to visit the Czech Bohemian countryside after the Iron Curtain collapsed in 1989. Nothing, in my opinion, can match the charm of that fabled region of mysterious woods, sparkling streams and undulating forested hills. I recall we were walking in the former “no man’s land” on the West German/Czech border,… Read More »

Space Camp helps fill hole in Canadian boy’s heart

By Beth Thames | bethmthames@gmail.com The journey was a long one, but well worth it. Thirteen-year-old Delaney Kilgour and his grandmother, Karen Young, set out from Lac La Biche, a hamlet in Alberta, Canada, to drive all the way to Huntsville, Alabama. They were bound for Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, 2,000… Read More »

Global Ties Alabama’s Annual Meeting speakers: Serve 2 Unite!

We are pleased to announce that the founders of Serve 2 Unite will be the keynote presenters at Global Ties Annual Meeting and Diplomacy Luncheon at 11 am on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at  Capitol City Club in Montgomery, AL. Get Tickets Here Serve 2 Unite (S2U) is an organization led by Pardeep Singh Kaleka,… Read More »

France: Cybersecurity

June 4-8 Global Ties was proud to host a group from France here to collaborate on best practices in Cybersecurity. Part of this group’s purpose was to be introduced to a variety of institutions devoted to cybersecurity, securing intellectual property, promoting privacy, and cyber policy formulation, study federal, state and local government initiatives to promote… Read More »

Who Belongs in Alabama?

By John W. Davis | Global Ties Who Belongs in Alabama? What if I told you a typhoon and flood in the Philippines were successfully overcome, and lives saved, because of a Huntsville initiative? This Alabama program also shared concrete plans on subjects as diverse as social reconciliation, biotechnology, agriculture, breast cancer awareness, and combating… Read More »

Edward R. Murrow – Traditional Broadcast Media

Identified as outstanding media figures in their country, delegates met with media managers and producers to examine the history and importance of press freedom in the United States. They explored the crucial role of responsibility and accuracy in reporting in a democracy and the emergence of disinformation and the efforts of fact checking groups. Reviewed… Read More »