The Georgia Council for International Visitors
builds relationships between the people of Georgia and rising leaders
around the world.
Our vision is that every Georgia citizen has the opportunity to be
Who's coming to town?
Directors and One Deputy Mayor
Croatia, Cyprus, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Malaysia,
Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Romania,
Russia, Slovenia, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom
NGO and Government Representatives
GCIV would like to thank our Lifetime Members and
members who have made financial contributions during March 2012:
R. Baldwin and Family
Citizen Diplomat ($50+)
Harry & Cathy Findley
Don & Nettie Silva
Steven R. Baldwin and Family
Charles & Nancy Bedford
Lindsay & Rosemary Davidson
Bob & Christine Davis
Mrs. Richard Hallock
Doug & Mary Justice
Ryan & Jessica Lewis
Scott & Laurie Nichols
Tycho Stahl & Yonni Kim
Shell Stuart & Ed Dreistadt
Bruce & Sharon Taylor
Raul & Annie-York Trujillo
Miller & Carolyn Williams
Hans & Ada Almering
Pin Pin Chau
Jim & Carol Dew
Lew & Anne Hansen
George & Judy Varga
W. Lindsay Davidson,
E. Miller Williams,
Ernst & Young
Habif, Arogeti & Wynne
Theodore R. Britton, Jr.
Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Albania
Honorary Consul General of the Philippines
City of Atlanta, Office of the Mayor
International Women Associates Chair
Metro Atlanta Chamber
Julie Bryant Fisher
Metro Atlanta Chamber
Arnall Golden Gregory
Kuck Immigration Partners
Great Decisions Lecture Series Coordinator
Alston & Bird
Pierson Global Group
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
RBC Capital Markets
Annie York Trujillo
International Women Associates
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Global Partnerships Manager
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Community Programs and Technology Coordinator
404-832-5560 x 17
Quotes to Inspire Citizen Diplomacy
divide my life so far in two parts: the part before my program in the
U.S. and the part after my program."
- Apostolos (Tolis) Aristeidou, IVLP Alumnus
GCIV's Ambassadors Circle
considered joining GCIV's Ambassadors Circle? 2012 is GCIV's golden
anniversary, and this is the perfect year to demonstrate your support
at our highest membership level. As a member of the Ambassadors Circle,
you'll receive two complimentary tickets to the International Consular
Ball (a $500 value alone, but act fast!) along with many other
In honor of GCIV's 50th Anniversary, this year Ambassadors Circle
members also receive invitations to a Consular Ball VIP reception hosted
by Governor and Mrs. Deal at the Governor's Mansion on April 21.
There's never been a better time to join the Ambassadors Circle! Join
through this link, www.gciv.org/membership,
or contact RJ Paulisick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ball Tickets Almost Sold Out
almost sold out for the 31st International Consular Ball. The annual
event will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the elegant
Cherokee Town Club. The International Consular Ball provides an
opportunity for Georgia's business and civic communities to join GCIV
in honoring the members of the Consular Corps for their role in
building valuable relationships between our region and the world. Atlanta's
premier international event, the International Consular Ball brings
together the business, civic, education and diplomatic communities for
a dynamic evening of networking and celebration. Tickets are available
to members only.
Not a member or unsure about your membership status? Please contact RJ
Paulisick at email@example.com to join or renew an expired membership.
Proceeds from the Consular Ball support GCIV's efforts to promote
international understanding through citizen diplomacy. Don't miss out, click
here to purchase tickets today!
contact Shell Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 404-832-5560 x 21 to learn about sponsorship opportunities.
Multi-Regional African delegation at the Georgia State
month, GCIV hosted a multi-regional African delegation including a dean
of admissions, presidential advisor, parliamentarian and NGO
representatives from Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Swaziland and
Uganda. The group was participating in the U.S. Department of State's
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focusing on women as
political leaders. This was an opportunity for them to explore the role
of women as agents of social and political change in the U.S., how
opinion leaders increasingly integrate the concerns of women into
political discourse, the role of non-governmental and grassroots
organizations in supporting women leaders and policies and programs
meant to prevent domestic abuse and violence against women.
While in Atlanta, the delegation also enjoyed home
hospitality with long-time hosts, Dan and DJ Clancy.
Atlanta, the delegation met with
representatives from the Georgia League of Women
Voters and the Georgia Coalition of Black Women as well as Georgia State Representative
Sheila Jones and Atlanta Girl's School
Headmistress Dr. Allen. In addition, the group visited Albany, where
they toured the Albany Civil Rights
Institute, met with staff of the Southwest Georgia
Project for Community Education, Inc., Southern Rural Black
Women's Initiative and Albany State University
as well as the mayor of Albany, Dorothy
Hubbard. The delegation also participated in a volunteer activity
through Project Open Hand, a
roundtable discussion with Spelman College
faculty and students, the Envoy annual member
meeting at the Commerce Club and
dinner hospitality with volunteer host families Dan and DJ Clancy and
Ron and Bethany Lane.
trustee Charles Kuck was recently featured in Georgia Super Lawyers. Super
Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70
practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and
professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and
includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Click here to read the
full profile on Charles Kuck.
GCIV Blog: Dunwoody Great Decisions Honors Rosalie FitzPatrick
Rosalie FitzPatrick, founder of the Dunwoody Great
Decisions Lecture Series, presented with gifts of appreciation by
long-time participants Nancy Hollister and Geoff Webber.
Contribute Toward Global Understanding
global understanding and become a Citizen Diplomat member of GCIV.
GCIV's membership is critical to the success of our organization, as it
serves as an important indicator of community support for the U.S.
Department of State and other agencies that rely on us to arrange
programs for and host hundreds of distinguished international visitors
each year. Becoming a member or giving a gift membership is easy and
offers perks like exclusive members-only receptions and hosting
opportunities. Visit our membership page
or contact RJ Paulisick at email@example.com for more information.
U.S. Department of State has launched a new interactive website to
introduce the world of diplomacy and the work of the Department to high
school and college students. Through the use of video clips, audio
tracks, images and interactive components, the site covers the basic
questions about diplomacy: who engages in it and where, as well as an
exploration of the range of international issues addressed through the
diplomatic process. Check out what is diplomacy here: www.diplomacy.state.gov/discoverdiplomacy.
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the first Wednesday of the month, the Center for the Advancement and
Study of International Education (CASIE) presents a model language
lesson and a different language each month at Speakeasy. The rules of
the Speakeasy are simple. Instructors prepare a one hour lesson
completely in the target language with no use of English. Then
participants, usually with little prior study of the language but many
multilingual, converse. Turkish, Danish, Kurdish and Greek are
currently scheduled for 2012. NOTE:
CASIE is currently looking for other instructors, particularly
in languages not commonly taught in American schools. This is a great
opportunity to promote languages and culture. For more information,
or email John Wilson.
AFS Student Exchange for High
Intercultural Exchange Programs in Georgia are currently seeking host
families for the 2012-13 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 AFS! 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 404-406-2917 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 13, 6:30 PM
Envoys have the
unique opportunity to attend a private, guided tour of the Mandala
exhibit at Emory's Michael C. Carlos Museum. The museum is located at
571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, Georgia 30322. The cost is $6 per
person. To RSVP or for more information, contact RJ Paulisick at email@example.com.
21, 6:30 PM
International Consular Ball is Atlanta's premier international event
providing an opportunity for Georgia's business and civic communities
to join GCIV in honoring the 70 plus members of the Consular Corps for
their role in building valuable relationships between our region and
the world. Proceeds from the event beneﬁt GCIV's international
exchange and educational programs. The 31st annual International
Consular Ball will take place at the elegant Cherokee Town Club located
at 155 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. For more
information and to purchase tickets, visit www.gciv.org.
21 - April 15, 2012
The Sacred Circle of Tibetan Buddhism
The Michael C.
Carlos Museum of Emory University showcases the sacred art of Tibet in
the special exhibition, community outreach and educational programs
celebrating the rich religious and artistic tradition of Tibetan
Buddhism and the spiritual significance of the mandala. Mandala is a
Sanskrit word meaning "circle." The mandala, one of Himalayan
Buddhism's most ubiquitous symbols, is created as an artistic aid for
meditation. Depicting a realm that is both complex and sacred, the
mandala is a visualization tool meant to advance practitioners toward a
state of enlightenment. The Museum is located at 571 South Kilgo
Circle, Atlanta, Georgia 30322 and is closed on Mondays. For more
information, visit www.carlos.emory.edu.
April 4, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Unfinished Work of Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. - Where Do We Go From
College Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection presents a program of
remembrance and re-commitment at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
International Chapel on Morehouse College campus. This event is free
and open to the public. For more information, visit www.morehouse.edu/kingcollection/pdf/2012-King-Anniv-Flyer.pdf.
Annual Italian Film Festival
festival features six new Italian films and also a work by classic
Italian director Vittorio De Sica, celebrating his career with a 35mm
screening of The
Bicycle Thief. All films are free and no tickets required.
The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University is located
at 80 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. For more information and
showtimes, visit www.rialtocenter.org.
April 12, 9:00 AM
the Border: Reinforcing Ties Between the U.S. & Mexico
is presented by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta (WACA) and hosted
by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 100 Peachtree Street, Atlanta,
Georgia 30309. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required.
For more information, visit www.wacatlanta.org.
April 12, 8:00 PM
renowned for inspired programming and the rapturous response of
audiences and critics, the Australian Chamber Orchestra moves hearts
and stimulates minds with a virtuosity and energy unmatched by other
ensembles. Their Emory program includes Mahler, Shostakovich, Beethoven
plus featured baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, the operatic world's rising
star from New Zealand. The performance will take place at Emory's
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 1700 North Decatur Road,
Atlanta, Georgia 30322. For more information and to purchase tickets,
Center for the
Advancement and Study of International Education (CASIE) presents the
Global Language Convention at Atlanta International School. The
conference theme is "Language and Culture: How they form and
inform identity". Conference attendees include language teachers
in K-16 schools and beyond in public, private, charter and international
schools across the world. This international convention only happens
once every two years. To register and for more information, visit www.casieonline.org/events/glc.
April 16, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sam Nunn Bank of America Policy Forum
Georgia Tech's Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
annual forum's 2012 theme is "Energy and Security: Global
Challenges, Local Opportunities." Designed to connect the academic
and policymaking communities to craft effective and creative responses
to critical challenges confronting the United States in the
twenty-first century, the event is free and open to the public. The
forum will take place at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference
Center, 250 14th Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30318. For more information
and to register, visit http://inta.gatech.edu/sam-nunn-forum/2012.
16, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Jobs: Who, Where, How
A policy forum honoring Andrew Young's lifelong contribution to change
and featuring Ambassador Andrew Young, Jim Clifton and panel of experts
moderated by Maria Saporta followed by book-signing. The forum will
take place at The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State
University, 80 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. For more
information, visit www.andrewjyoungfoundation.org.
April 18, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
The popular series presents "Today's Other America: Living in
Poverty." The panelists will explore what Atlanta can teach and
what it can learn in the national dialogue on poverty as well as what's
working, what's not and what needs to be done to achieve economic and
social equity in America. Poppy Harlow will moderate the discussion
among the panelists and audience. Don't miss a lively, relevant
discussion and support the Center for Civil and Human Rights in the
process. This event is free, but advance registration is required. The
discussion is at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State
University, located at 80 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. To
register or for more information, visit http://www.jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/sub-cnn.htm.
April 19, 5:00 PM
International Trade Seminar Series
Chamber of Commerce invites you to learn from and network with experts
on international trade opportunities and strategies. The event will
take place at 200 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. For more
information and to buy tickets, visit www.worldchamberc.org.
April 20, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Fête International Wine Tasting
Dogwood Festival's opening party is at Piedmont Park's Greystone
facility and celebrates the multiculturalism and camaraderie of the
festival's international participants. Advance tickets are $29, tickets
at the door are $35 per person. For more information and a list of
participating restaurants, visit www.dogwood.org/La_Fete.
April 25, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Under Fire Film Screening and Panel Discussion
This event is sponsored by Amnesty International Southern Region,
National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Bahai Communities of
Metropolitan Atlanta and will take place at The Carter Center, Cyprus
Room, 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30307. For more
information, visit www.educationunderfire.com.
May 3, 5:30 - 9:00 PM
Get ready for
another amazing night of international networking and
connect with 35+ bi-national chambers of commerce and 40+ local
businesses with an emphasis on international outreach while sampling
food from around the world. Click here for more
information and to purchase tickets.