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Save the Date: GCIV Holiday Celebration! | Great Decisions 2017 Series | Save the Date: International Consular Ball | Members Tell Us | Who's Coming to Town? | Fulbright Dinner Hospitality Opportunities | ACIR Luncheon | Other Events and Hosting Opportunities | More From Last Month
Save the Date: December 8, 2016!
Save the Date: December 8, 2016!
Please join us for the Georgia Council for International Visitors' Annual Holiday Celebration

Thursday, December 8
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30363

This event is free, but you must be a current GCIV member to attend. Space is limited, and RSVPs are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Not a member? Unsure about your membership status? Please contact Suzy Blough at suzy@gciv.org or 404-832-5560 x 17 to RSVP and to join or renew an expired membership.
Prepare to Discuss the World
Prepare to Discuss the World
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. Great Decisions is a program of the non-partisan Foreign Policy Association and in Georgia is sponsored by the Georgia Council for International Visitors (GCIV).

2017 topics include The Gulf Cooperation/Saudi Arabia, China and its Military Policy, Afghanistan/Pakistan Update, Latin America's Falling Economies, The European Union, The Geopolitics of Energy, U.S. Trade Policy, Nuclear Security Today.

Click here for registration information for our 2017 Great Decisions Lecture Series beginning on January 5.

Interested in hosting your own Great Decisions lecture series group? Contact Farah Amir at farah@gciv.org or 404-832-5560 x 21.
Save the Date: April 29, 2017!
Save the Date: April 29, 2017!
The 36th International Consular Ball will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta.

This is Atlanta's premier international event, bringing together business, civic, and diplomatic leaders in an evening of networking and celebration on a global scale.

Please contact Farah Amir at farah@gciv.org or 404-832-5560 x 21 to become a sponsor and/or for more information.
Members Tell Us
Members Tell Us
"Engaging with people outside our borders is essential to furthering ourselves as individuals and continuing to build innovate, sustainable, and welcoming cities. The partnership between the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of International Affairs and the Georgia Council for International Visitors provides a strong platform to exchange best practices with communities from across the globe and showcase Atlanta as a world-class place to live, work, and play."

Taylor Woodruff
International Affairs Coordinator, City of Atlanta
GCIV Envoy Member
Who's Coming to Town?
October 8 - November 7
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Venezuela
Focus: Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows - Entrepreneur in Residence

December 4 – 10
Saudi Arabia
Focus: Arts and Entrepreneurship

December 7 - 10
Focus: Municipal Solid Waste
Fulbright Dinner Hospitality Opportunities
Interested in hosting International Fulbright Scholars for dinner?
GCIV has TWO opportunities in 2017!
The first hosting opportunity will be
Friday, February 10, 2017.
Dinner Hospitality Opportunities
GCIV is hosting 140 Fulbright Scholars from all over the world for dinner hospitality, and we need your help!

Due to the large size of the groups, we are asking each host to accommodate at least 4 visitors, if possible. If you are unable to host, but would still like to participate, we are also in need of volunteer drivers to escort the Fulbrighters to and from their hotel that evening.

The scholars always reference dinner hospitality with local hosts as their top enrichment highlight while in Atlanta.

To host these entertaining and distinguished students/scholars, please contact Emily O'Harris at emily@gciv.org or 404-832-5560 x 15.
Atlanta Council on International Relations November Luncheon
Atlanta Council on International Relations November Luncheon
Wednesday, November 16: "North Korea and U.S. Security Concerns"

Speaker: Richard A. Lacquement, Jr., U.S. Army War College

Time: 11:30 AM — Registration: 12:00-1:30 PM — Luncheon and Program

Place: Capital City Club, 7 John Portman Boulevard at Historic Harris Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 www.capitalcityclub.org

Cost: Lunch & Program for ACIR members $30. For non-members $40; Annual ACIR Membership is $50

Click here for Registration *Please Note: Prior registration required.

Questions? Please email alevin@atlantacir.org.
Global Partners
D&A Transportation Services

Delta Air Lines

Georgia Department of Economic Development

Georgia State University

Global Atlanta

Kennesaw State University

Kuck Immigration Partners

Mayor's Office of International Affairs, City of Atlanta

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Private Bank of Buckhead

Regency Suites Hotel

Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

The Coca-Cola Company

University of Georgia

University of North Georgia
Donate Your Appreciated Stock to GCIV
We are pleased to announce that GCIV can now accept your donations of publicly-traded stock. This alternative to making cash donations provides significant benefits to both GCIV and the donors, as it usually enables the donors to give more money to the charity than they would if they sold the stocks on their own, paid taxes on the gains, and then donated the remaining cash to the organization.

The donor can deduct the current fair market value of the stock as their charitable donation, without paying the capital gains taxes that would apply if they sold the stock themselves. GCIV benefits by receiving the current market value of the stock.

For further information about making a donation to GCIV in the form of stock, please contact the Treasurer, Bruce Taylor at brucektaylor@gmail.com.
GCIV would like to thank our Lifetime Members and members who have made financial contributions during October 2016
Consul ($250+)
Mauricio & Annabel Chavarria
Hossein Farahaninia & Sharhrzad Zarrinkkhat
Vivianne M. Peralta

Citizen Diplomat ($50+)
Mary Jane Bancroft
Daniel & Dorothy Clancy
Jason Dean
Nicole Rateau

Envoy ($25+)
Nancy Gastel
Adekemi Seesink

Ambassadors Circle
Tariq & Pilar Amir
Farah Amir
Marvin Banks
Alrene Barr
Charlie & Nancy Bedford
Lindsay & Rosie Davidson
Saira & Addison Draper
Rod & Joyce Ellis
Elizabeth Etoll
Mrs. Richard Hallock
Brian Hooper
Robert & Vevonna Kennedy
Ron & Bethany Lane
Alice LeBlanc
Sharon L. Mueller
Roger & Alka Naik
Michael Owen
Ted Revilock & Ranjani Balasubramaniam
John & Lauren Seidl
Tycho Stahl & Yonni Kim
Bruce & Sharon Taylor
Raul and Annie-York Trujillo
Flor Velarde
Jinkichi & Yoko Yoshida

Lifetime Members
Hans & Ada Almering
Pin Pin Chau
Jim & Carol Dew
Carol Emmons
Lew & Anne Hansen
Marianne McConnel
Helga Siegel
Miguel Southwell
Claudia Turner
George & Judy Varga
Other Events and Hosting Opportunities
The Nobel Peace Prize Gala in Atlanta gathers talented artists and hosts from around the world to pay tribute to this year's Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The 23rd annual Nobel Peace Prize Gala will be held on November 19, 2016 at 4:00 - 7:00PM at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University in Atlanta. The event will present a selection of local artists ranging from classical to rap. This international gathering aims to raise awareness for 'World Peace Through Education' and bring the community together. The event will benefit our K-12 teacher education program in Georgia. The Nobel Peace Prize Gala is hosted by Scandinavian American Foundation of Georgia in collaboration with the local and international community. For more information, please contact: Tana@MarketVision.org.

Fulbright Association, GA Chapter Do you have incredible memories from your Fulbright experience? Would you like to make that a lifelong experience and make sure others have a similar opportunity? We welcome you to the Fulbright Association, GA. chapter. We're an active, diverse group of academics and professionals, veteran and recently returned Fulbrighters from all over Georgia. We're passionate about international exchange and committed to ensuring that the Fulbright program is funded and healthy for future generations. We organize events for our 90 visiting scholars and students as well as engage in two national initiatives — Global Health and International Education. Please contact us at fulbrightga@gmail.com for more details.

CCI-GreenHeart CCI-GreenHeart is currently seeking volunteer host families to experience culture from other parts of the world. We have students from China, Mongolia, Brazil, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Czech Republic, Taiwan, Japan, Egypt, West Bank and Israel for the school year, first or second semesters. The students come with their own accident insurance and spending money. Please Contact Glenn & Jackie Morgan for more information at 770-298-8313 or 770-246-9396 or email hostkids@bellsouth.net. For more information, please visit www.cci-exchange.com/hostinquiry.aspx.

AFS Student Exchange for High Schoolers AFS Intercultural Exchange Programs in Georgia is currently seeking host families for the 2016-17 school year. Whether you are in your 20s or 70s, have children or not, live alone or with a roommate, you are the perfect family for an AFS high school student! AFS has more than 60 trained Atlanta volunteers supporting host families and students before, during, and after the experience. To start the application process or find out more information, visit www.afsusa.org or contact Ruth Blackstock at afsgeorgia@gmail.com.
More From Last Month!
More From Last Month!
Sucheta Rawal and Dipack Rath host three of our YLAI Fellows, Renee Stewart, Tishon Thomas, and Jorge Waidele for dinner.
More From Last Month!
Carol Hanlon and her friends hosted Diego Olivero, Mariela Sporn, and Julio Regis.
More From Last Month!
GCIV Board Member, Ranjani Balasubramaniam, hosted Jonathan Castro, Oscar Tadeo, and Rosario del Pilar Diaz Garavito for dinner.
Expand Your World
Expand Your World
Want to get an insider's perspective on places that you may never have even thought about visiting? The U.S. Department of State brings tens of thousands of international leaders, professionals, students and scholars to this country every year from more than 160 countries. It only takes a couple of hours to get involved. Find out how you can get involved today!
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Georgia Council for International Visitors
Connecting Georgians to the World Since 1962
Georgia Council for International Visitors
100 Edgewood Avenue, Suite 1560
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (404) 832-5560
Fax: (404) 832-5568