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Upcoming International Visitor Leadership Program Projects

Every year, Global Ties Arizona hosts dozens of IVLP Projects and hundreds of International Visitors.  Contact us to learn how to engage with the visitors.  This list is updated regularly. 

Cross-Border Trade - A Sub-Regional Project - June 26-29, 2019

This project will explore the following themes:  

  • Provide participants with an understanding of the domestic and international economic forces that influence State trade policy and the policy‑
  • making process
  • Examine state and local international trade and export promotion initiatives, and related innovative strategies for regional economic development
  • Provide insights into how American industries‑energy and the growing “green sector,” biotechnology, manufacturing, agri-business, e‑business and others; attempt to remain competitive in the world market
  • Discuss ways in which the World Trade Organization (WTO), NAFTA, the Asia‑Pacific
  • Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) and other regional trade agreements have affected Arizona business, economy, and trade relations.
Water Resource Management - A Project for Iraq - July 9-13, 2019
The Department of State has outlined the following specific objectives for the project:
  • Provide an overview of how the U.S. manages freshwater supplies for agriculture, energy production, and domestic and industrial uses
  • Explore U.S. efforts to protect the environment, with a focus on the quantity and quality of surface and groundwater supplies for a variety of competing uses locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally
  • Assess U.S. transboundary water management programs and discuss cooperative strategies to establish regional and global dialogues on shared resource conflicts and concerns
  • Explore perspectives for sustainability and remediation, and solutions for pollution and contamination of water through agricultural and aquaculture activities
  • Examine innovative financial, scientific, and technical strategies for assessing, monitoring, and conserving water resources.
Youth Leadership and Community Engagement - A Project for Mexico - July 24-27, 2019

The Department of State has outlined the following specific objectives for the project:

Empower, encourage and inspire youth to actively participate as change agents in their communities.

Help Youth Council members expand their network and learn from other organizations’ best practices on how to involve others in their programming; and

Strengthen Youth Council members’ skills on how to work with other organizations in the region to better impact target audiences.

Regulatory Approaches to Cybersecurity Risk - A Project for China - July 27-31, 2019

This project will explore the following themes:

  • Focus on the underlying foundations of establishing a National CERT by observing U.S. policy and implementation
  • Examine the legal and policy framework for data protection and privacy in the United States at the Federal level
  • Explore current regulations and data management standards for protecting personal information in the commercial sector
Global Security Cooperation - TBD
Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists - TBD

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