Each year, the Northern California World Trade Center and Global Ties San Francisco host more than 1,000 international visitors through international exchanges. Many of these visitors are leaders and emerging leaders invited to the United States at the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Here are some of the upcoming international delegations:
- May 3-8: This program includes 7 visitors from the Kyrgyz Republic. The project will examine the historical context of human rights advocacy in the United States. Participants will be introduced to the legal framework for rule of law in the United States and the principles that shape U.S. human rights policy. (Sacramento)
- May 12-18: This project will introduce 5 visitors from Armenia. The project will provide an overview of the US government in the Federal, State, and Local levels. (Sacramento)
SCIENCE AND MAKING PUBLIC POLICY
- May 12-17: This project will introduce 6 visitors from Israel to the regulatory mechanisms in the United States at Federal, State, and local levels. Participants will take a look at NGOs civil involvement in policy and decision making all for the development and future of the energy sector. (Sacramento/San Francisco)
- May 20-23: This program includes 21 visitors from Armenia, Bahamas, Burkina Faso, Croatia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Greece, Macedonia, Mauritius, Moldova, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, St. Lucia. Visitors will take a look at the history and importance of press freedom in the United States while examining the structure, practices, and future of broadcast journalism. They will also get to examine how broadcast media influences and reflects American society. (Sacramento).
WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: DRIVERS OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE
- May 21-21: This program includes 5 visitors from Libya. Participants will examine United States policies and laws aimed at achieving gender equality and participation of women in leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. (Sacramento/San Francisco)