Huntsville-based non-profit simplifies Ukraine donations with help of local activist

Written by: Samson TamijaniWHNT News 19 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — If you ask most members of North Alabama’s Ukrainian-American community, many will say the current priority amidst the bloody war in their home nation is to get more neighbors to donate money and materials. Since Russia’s invasion in February, millions of displaced women and children have… Read More »

Community opens heart to Afghani families

It’s the middle of the night somewhere in Afghanistan. A family is sleeping except for one. He can’t sleep because the Taliban has been going house-to-house looking for him. You see, he’s worked with and helped American forces in and around his village for several years. Now, it’s time. He wakes up his wife and… Read More »

Global Diplomacy “Making It Happen, Making It Matter”

Global Ties Alabama celebrates 56 years of promoting citizen diplomacy during its 2021 annual town hall meeting. Collaborating with every sector throughout AL and TN has resulted in impactful programs strengthening communities locally and globally. On October 5, 2021, we had the chance to hear from the Mayor of Huntsville and Birmingham, Dr.Katherine Brown, and Ambassador… Read More »

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 »