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Save the Date!
The 34th International Consular Ball will take place on Saturday, March 28 at the InterContinental Buckhead.

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.

Contact Shell Stuart at shell@gciv.org or 404­-832­-5560 x 21 to purchase your ticket and for more information.
Members Tell Us
Members Tell Us
"I have a deep interest in emerging leaders and intergenerational collaborations. I believe GCIV will give me the opportunity to gain an international perspective and expand my work."

— Demmie Hicks, GCIV Consul Member
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Who’s Coming to Town?
September 30 – October 4

Focus: Women in Politics

October 7 – 11
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Focus: Campaigns and Elections

October 15 – 18

Focus: Polio Eradication

October 29 – November 2

Focus: Trafficking in Persons
Dine with visitors from Pakistan!
Dine with visitors from Pakistan!
June’s International Dining Experience is Thursday, October 16 at 6:30 PM at Mezcalito’s in Grant Park.

We are hosting 6 visitors from Pakistan. Their program focuses on Polio Eradication. The price is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. This includes an appetizer, entrée, a non-alcoholic beverage, tax, and gratuity.

Space is limited and you must RSVP to attend.

Click the button below to pay online and reserve your spot by Tuesday, October 14. Reservations are required! Contact Farah Amir at farah@gciv.org if you have any questions.
RSVP here!
Remember a reservation is a commitment to attend. If your plans change, please inform us at least 24 hours in advance so you are not charged for uneaten meals. We look forward to seeing you there!
Just the Facts: Pakistan
We are getting ready to host a delegation from Pakistan, so my staff and I are in the research mode, learning as much as we can prior to their arrival.

As always, fun facts come to light. I thought I’d share some of what we are learning...

Click here to read more!
GCIV Welcomes New Team Members!
Suzy Blough
Suzy Blough has been actively involved in the field of International Education and Exchange for more than 20 years. She has studied, lived, worked and traveled throughout the world, and is well-versed in immigration law as it pertains to academia and employment. As the former Director of the International Center at the University of California, Irvine, and the Permanent Residence Specialist at The Georgia Institute of Technology, Suzy has successfully counseled thousands of international students, scholars, faculty, researchers, medical professionals and accompanying family members. She is actively involved with numerous international and community organizations, and as a communications consultant, she assists small and large enterprises in diverse industries including human rights, non-profit, academic, legal, media and telecom with writing, publications, PR, marketing, client outreach, and fundraising. Suzy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University and her Master of Education (M.Ed.) from the University of Georgia.

Suzy can be reached at suzy@gciv.org.
Kitsy Smith
Kitsy Smith is passionate about international relations, economics, and development, and advancing intercultural dialogue and understanding. An Atlanta native and Marist School graduate, she lived and studied in Paris for three years. While abroad, Kitsy worked with the European-American Chamber of Commerce, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri). She also had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe. Additionally, Kitsy has worked in Atlanta, Boston, New York, and Nairobi with Transparency International Kenya, the French and Philippine Consulates of Boston and Atlanta (respectively), the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Kitsy holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Boston College, a Master’s of International Affairs (M.I.A.) degree from Columbia University, and a Master’s of International Affairs (M.I.A.) degree from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in Paris, France. She is fluent in French and currently learning German, and enjoys traveling, reading, and TED talks.

Kitsy can be reached at kitsy@gciv.org.
GCIV would like to thank our Lifetime Members and members who have made financial contributions during September 2014:
Consul ($250+)
Susan Heerin
Demia Hicks
Shell Stuart

Attaché ($100+)
Jeanne Castell-Kozik
George and Judy Wieder

Citizen Diplomat ($50+)
Kay Alvelda
Ana Bartalome
Laila Berland
Elizabeth Bessonette
Nalini Bhindi
Suzy Blough
Nancy Chorpenning
DJ Clancy
Lyn Coltman
Zina Craft
Milagros Davila
Jeff Emmons
Kyoko Fujima
Beatriz Golden-Hayes
Tory Grubbs Clark
Maizie Hale
Cindy Haygood
Peggy Helm
Maria Hobart
Arlene Horesh
Morris Horesh
Helen Hoverman
Hasan Kamal
Mary Kitchens
Christopher Lazar
Monique Lung
Barbara Marnock
Josie Marto
Denise McGuinness
Marlene Mehnert
Shahneela Memon
Lea Nixon
Emily O’Harris
Anu Sethi
Helga Siegel
John Sousa
Sheila Tschinkel
Vicki Van Der Hoek
Renate Vasquez
Rick Woroniecki
Stuart & Camille Yahm
Envoy ($25+)
Lawrence Carter Jr.
Nicole Rateau

Ambassadors Circle
Marvin Banks
Alrene Barr
Charles & Nancy Bedford
Colin S. Brady, OBE &
Mrs. Susan Wesley-Brady
Lindsay & Rosie Davidson
Jim & Carol Dew
Rod & Joyce Ellis
Dawn Ely
Mrs. Richard R. Hallock
Bruce & Claudia Hamilton
Ruth Hanners
Charles & Jenni Kuck
Robb Miltner
Barry & Tanya Morris
Michael Owen
John & Lauren Seidl
Tycho Stahl & Yonni Kim
Bruce & Sharon Taylor
Raul F. & Annie-York Trujillo
Jin & Yoko Yoshida
Lynne Zappone
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
Global Partners
The Coca-Cola Company

D&A Transportation Services

Delta Air Lines

Georgia Department of Economic Development

Kennesaw State University

Kuck Immigration Partners

Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, City of Atlanta

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Ogletree Deakins

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Regency Suites Hotel

University of Georgia

University of North Georgia
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Other Events and Hosting Opportunities
GIACC - Business Success with India October 7
Join GIACC And Ernst & Young as they host Business Success with India. Start with a networking breakfast and participate in presentations from a host of Subject Matter Experts that have traveled from DC, NY as well as India. They will present on topics including: Transfer Pricing, Income Tax, Business Atmosphere in India, New & Favorable Business Policies, Business Etiquette and more. Culminate with a celestial Indian lunch! Click here to register!

Meet America
What is Meet America? Designed for international students who are enrolled full-time in a U.S. academic institution and who have lived in the U.S. for at least one year, Meet America will combine educational travel with career development and professional networking opportunities for participants. The Global Ties network has a long history of conducting programs that connect international students studying in the U.S. with local communities. The inaugural Meet America programs will take place November 23-28, 2014, and will focus on the following cities and themes: New York City - Human Rights and Citizenship and Chicago - Technology and Trading Careers for Business Majors. Applications are due October 8. For more information on how to apply, click here.

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 2014-15 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!
MRP - Members Only Reception
IVLP participants from Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela at the GCIV Members Only Reception on September 14.
Members Only Reception
Danyeil Reese, Lynne Zappone, Sharmon Monagan and Dineo Brinson at the GCIV Members Only Reception at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Northeast Asia RP
GCIV Driver Jim Lenhart says farewell to an Asian delegation who were here for meetings on Trafficking.
Nan Orrock
Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock with a delegation of NGO leaders and legal professionals from Egypt, India, the Philippines, the Republic of South Sudan, and Suriname for the Women Leaders: Promoting Peace & Security Lunch Forum on September 15.
September GLF
Informal discussion at the conclusion of the September Global Lunch Forum.
Chadian Delegation - STEM
Chadian Delegation learning about the STEM education system with Stacey Lott, Technology Team member at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology on September 26.
Chadian Delegation - Fernbank
Chad delegation at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
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