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IVLP Facilitates Global Dialogue on Civil Rights and Social Justice

In October 2020, Community-Based Members around the country welcomed visitors from Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine for IVLP projects on various topics in civil rights, inclusion, and social justice. Learn more about the IVLP groups and the local professional resources they met with during their virtual trips around the United States. FOUNDATIONS AND CHALLENGES OF… Read More »

REACH: HBCU Global Institute Pioneers Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Field of Diplomacy

Between April 6-8, 2021, nearly 400 students and faculty from Alabama’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), international exchange professionals, and U.S. exchange alumni participated in the virtual REACH: HBCU Global Institute. The three-day conference was organized by Jacquelyn Shipe, CEO of Global Ties Alabama, and Ryanna Miller, Co-Founder of Diplomatic Perspective, through a grant… Read More »

Cumberland Community Mediation Center Hosts 2020 International Women of Courage Awardee

In conjunction with Global Ties Alabama, Cumberland School of Law’s Community Mediation Center hosted a recipient of the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) award on March 10. Amina Khoulani, a Syrian refugee now based in Manchester, U.K., is one of the 2020 IWOC honorees. She was recognized in Washington, D.C., by Secretary of State… Read More »

Global Ties Network Decade of Impact Leadership Award Winners

Each year at the National Meeting, Global Ties U.S. recognizes outstanding individuals whose service and contributions exemplify citizen diplomacy. In honor of our 60th anniversary, we are recognizing six professionals who, since 2011, have been both pillars in our community and have helped to chart the path for the next 10 years. The Global Ties Network… Read More »

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 »

Serve2Unite: Huntsville, Alabama

Serve2Unite Will be speaking in Huntsville September 30, 2019. Serve 2 Unite is led by Pardeep Singh Kaleka, who lost his father Satwant Singh Kaleka in the August 5th, 2012 Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting, and Arno Michaelis, a former white supremacist who helped to start a gang back in the late 1980s that produced the… Read More »