|GCIV Hosts Directors of First
Presidential Library in Latin America |
In November 2008 GCIV coordinated a professional exchange program
through the U.S. State Department's International
Visitor Leadership Program for two top officials from
the new Enrique Bolaņos Presidential Library.
The delegation traveled to Atlanta after spending
time in Washington, DC, and Houston, TX. Their
professional program was crafted to allow an exchange of
ideas with their counterparts in digital archiving,
library administration, information technology, and
more. The Bolaņos Presidential Library will be the first
of its kind in Latin America, and is reaching new levels
of transparency in Nicaragua. While in Atlanta, our
guests met with representatives of the Jimmy Carter
Presidential Library and Museum, Clayton State
University, the Woodruff Library at Emory University,
and the Georgia Division of Archives and History. They
also participated in a GCIV Global Lunch Forum and
enjoyed a welcome dinner with GCIV supporters.
|An IVLP Visit Plants Seed for
Exchange Between MedShare International and a Ukrainian
GCIV loves to keep track of ongoing connections
between the metro Atlanta community and our
international exchange delegations. When we hosted the
NCIV Southern Regional Meeting back in August, our
national network had the opportunity to meet and hear
from several GCIV professional resources. MedShare
International Executive Director Nell Diallo addressed
the conference and told the story of how an
International Visitor Leadership Program exchange
started an ongoing relationship with a Ukrainian
here to read the story in NCIV's Network News.
|Great Decisions in 2009
The new year is approaching, and we
are gearing up for the 2009 Great
Decisions series. GCIV is working with a number of
community organizations and neighborhoods to create and
sustain discussion groups. If you are interested in
starting your own Great Decisions group, or joining an
existing one, please contact Ashley
Mastin at 404-832-5560 x 13. We are also looking for
community support for the program - please let us know
if you can offer meeting space, if you're willing to
help moderate discussions, or if you know of any
possible financial support for the program.
can find the list of discussion groups on the GCIV
web site. The list will be updated as more groups
and dates are confirmed. The topics for 2009 are:
We look forward to your
participation in Great Decisions this coming
- US and Rising Powers
- Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Energy and the Global Economy
- The Arctic Age
- Egypt in the 21st Century
- Universal Human Rights?
- Global Food Supply
- Cuba after Castro
|Become a Citizen Diplomat Today!
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 hundreds of international
visitors each year. Becoming a member is easy - just
visit our membership
page to download an application. You can now pay for
your membership online using paypal!
|GCIV Upcoming Events |
Friday, December 5th, 12:00 -
GCIV Global Lunch Forum: Fighting for
At-Risk Youth in Brazil
Join GCIV and a
Brazilian youth advocate for a lunchtime discussion
about his work to mobilize young people around key
issues such as education, employment, and social
inclusion. This Global Lunch Forum will be at the Youth
Art Connection Gallery downtown (63 Auburn Avenue NE,
Atlanta, GA 30303). This is next door to the GCIV
office. You can bring your own lunch at no cost, or
order a boxed lunch in advance for $10. Registration is
12:00-12:10, and the Global Lunch Forum begins promptly
at 12:10 PM. Space is limited, so you must make a
reservation to attend. Contact Ashley
Mastin at 404-832-5560 x 13 to
Thursday, December 11th, 10:00 AM-12:00
IWA December Meeting
Womens Associates will meet for the final time in 2008
for a selection of holiday carols performed by Mr. Chris
Chrommett. Please contact Ashley
Mastin at 404-832-5560 x 13 to receive an
Monday, December 15th, 6:00 PM -
GCIV Host Orientation
Learn the "ins
and outs" of hosting while getting to know GCIV staff
and fellow hosts. GCIV will organize host orientations
once a quarter to help experienced and new hosts alike
stay informed and become better citizen diplomats.
Participation in an orientation is mandatory for all
hosts. Please join us for one at your earliest
convenience. The orientation will take place at the Regency
Suites Hotel, 975 West Peachtree Street in midtown.
RSVP to Emily
O'Harris at 404-832-5560 x 15.
|Other Opportunities |
Wednesday, December 3rd - 11:45
AM - 1:30 PM
Atlanta Council on International
Peter White, Founder and
President Emeritus of the Southern Center for
International Studies, will address the ACIR Luncheon.
He will discuss the topic "A New View from Beijing." The
luncheon is at the Capital City Club, 7 Harris Street,
NW. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.
Contact Francesca Cesa
Bianchi to RSVP.
Friday, December 5th,
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
SCIS Luncheon with the Nigerian
Minister of Foreign Affairs
His Excellency Chief
Ojo Maduekwe, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, will give a foreign policy address
at this luncheon event. The location is the Crowne Plaza
Atlanta-Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Register at
call 404-261-5763, or email email@example.com.
The cost is $45 for SCIS YPs and students, $50 for SCIS
members, and $65 for non-members.
|About GCIV |
The mission of the Georgia
Council for International Visitors is to promote
international understanding through citizen diplomacy.
Our vision is that every Georgia citizen has the
opportunity to become more globally engaged.