October 2011  

GCIV's Monthly Newsletter  

 

Georgia Council for International Visitors
 THE EXCHANGE

In This Issue

-Who's coming to town?-

-Delegation Spotlight-

-GCIV Blog: Celebrating 500 Programs-

-Network with International Leaders-

-GCIV Hosts Fulbright Scholars-

-Home Hospitality Hosts Needed-

-NCIV's Welcoming Words-

-Picture Citizen Diplomacy-

-Win a FREE GCIV Membership-

-Home-Stay Hosts Needed-

-Consular Corps-ner-

-Art and Essay Contest-

-INEPO Science Competition-

-GCIV Events-

-Community Events-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About GCIV

 The Georgia Council for International Visitors builds relationships between the people of our state and leaders around the world.

Our vision is that every Georgia citizen has the opportunity to be more globally engaged.

 

 

 

 

 


Who's coming to town?


  October 11-15
Yemen
Seven Delegates
Focus: U.S. Political Process

October 25-29
Kazakhstan
Four Lawyers and Judges
Focus: Rule of Law and Judicial Reform

October 29 -
November 2

Middle East and North Africa
Twelve Lawyers and NGO Leaders
Focus: Human Rights Advocacy and Awareness

November 2-5
Uzbekistan
Three Forensic Bureau Representatives and One Forensic Expert
Focus: Forensic Science

November 2-6
World-Wide
Seventy-Five Fulbright Scholars
Focus: Democracy and Human Rights

November 2-8
Eurasia
Twelve Edward R. Murrow Fellows
Focus: Journalism

 

 

 

GCIV
Home Hospitality Opportunities


  Thursday, October 13 - Seven delegates from Yemen would like to experience home hospitality with GCIV hosts in Atlanta. The delegation includes a commercial manager, two activists, a newspaper editor, foundation director, training specialist and journalist. They are participating in the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program focusing on the U.S. political process. Members of the delegation are at the front lines of the current uprising against the Saleh regime in Yemen. They are available at 6:30 PM, and will not be accompanied by an interpreter. We will divide the delegation into smaller groups of 2 or 3 visitors per host.

 

   

Wednesday, October 26 - Four lawyers and judges from Kazakhstan would like to experience home hospitality with GCIV hosts in Atlanta. They are participating in the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program focusing on the rule of law and judicial reform. They are available at 6:30 PM, and may or may not be accompanied by an interpreter. We will divide the delegation into smaller groups if needed. 

 

 

Monday, October 31 - Twelve lawyers and NGO leaders from the Middle East and North Africa would like to experience Halloween with GCIV hosts in Atlanta. They are participating in the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program focusing on human rights advocacy and awareness. They are available at 6:30 PM, and may or may not be accompanied by an interpreter. We will divide the delegation into smaller groups of 2 or 3 visitors per host.

 

 

Saturday, November 5 - Seventy-five visiting scholars from across the country would like to experience home hospitality with GCIV hosts in Atlanta. They are participating in a Fulbright Visiting Scholars Enrichment Seminar focusing on democracy, human rights, women's issues and trafficking in persons. They are available at 6:00 PM, and will not be accompanied by an interpreter. Due to the size of the group, we are asking hosts to accommodate at least 4 visitors.   

 

 

 Sunday, November 6 - Twelve Edward R. Murrow fellows from Azerbaijan, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan would like to experience home hospitality with GCIV hosts in Atlanta. They are participating in the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program focusing on journalism. They are available at 6:00 PM, and may or may not be accompanied by an interpreter. We will divide the delegation into smaller groups of 2 or 3 visitors per host.  

 

 

December 2-10, 2011 - Five delegates and a facilitator from Russia as well as an interpreter need volunteer home-stay hosts. They are participating in an Open World program funded by U.S. Congress. The group is focusing on social issues and healthcare in the U.S. We will place one or two visitors per host.  

 

Please note: Home hospitality opportunities are available to GCIV members only. Hosts are asked to provide transportation to and from the hotel on the day of home hospitality. If you are interested in hosting any of these distinguished delegates in your home for dinner on the above date or would like to propose an alternate date, please contact Emily O'Harris at emily@gciv.org
 404-832-5560 x 15. Once you have signed up to host, we'll provide a CultureGram for the appropriate countries.  

 

 

Home-stay hosts may be asked to assist with some transportation and meals. A small stipend will be provided per visitor as a contribution toward expenses. If you are interested in being a volunteer home-stay host, please contact Irene Bailey at irene@gciv.org or 404-832-5560 x 13.    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 



Global Partners



Chattahoochee Technical College

Delta Air Lines

Deutsche Bank

Ernst & Young

Regency Suites Hotel
 

 

 

 

 

 



GCIV would like to thank our Lifetime Members and members who have made financial contributions during September 2011:


Ambassador
 ($1000+)

Charles Kuck


Consul
 ($250+)

Theodore R. Britton, Jr.
Yelena Epova

 
 Attache
 ($100+)

Ranjani Balasubramaniam
Mary Udie


Citizen Diplomat ($50+) 
Rebecca Aggrey
Sylvia Aggrey
Luke Blanchford
Patricia DeSouza
Grace Fleming
Louise Fortin
Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi
Rosemary Quillin
Joyce Rennolds
Sudi Sadri
Lya Sorano 

 

  
Envoy
($25+)

Emily Baughman
Claire Willis

   

Ambassadors Circle
Nicolas Aquino
Charles and Nancy Bedford
David and Beverly Clyde
Lindsay and Rosemary Davidson
Clark Dean
Kevin Glass
Mrs. Richard Hallock
Phil and Raye Handler
Jim and Sue Heerin
Charles Kuck
Scott and Laurie Nichols 

Sunny Park

Darren and Ann Short

Tycho Stahl and Yonni Kim

Ken and Linda Stewart
Bruce and Sharon Taylor
Raul and Annie-York Trujillo
Miller and Carolyn Williams
Lynne Zappone



Lifetime Members
Hans and Ada Almering
Pin Pin Chau
Jim and Carol Dew
Carol Emmons
Lew and Anne Hansen
Marianne McConnel
Helga Siegel
Miguel Southwell
Claudia Turner
George and Judy Varga

 

 

 

 

 



GCIV Trustees

 

W. Lindsay Davidson,

Chair

Invesco

 

E. Miller Williams,

Vice Chair 

Ernst & Young LLP

 

Lynne Zappone,

Secretary

Popeyes

 

Yelena Epova,

Treasurer

Habif, Arogeti & Wynne

 

Charles Bedford

Atlanta Council on International Relations

 

Theodore R. Britton, Jr.

Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Albania

 

Clark Dean

Studley, Inc. 

 

Ray Donato

Honorary Consul General of the Philippines

 

Silvana Eakin

International Women Associates Chair 

 

Jorge Fernandez

Metro Atlanta Chamber 

 

Phil Handler 

UBS

 

Ginny Johansmeier

VLJ Consulting

 

Yonni Kim

Arnall Golden Gregory

 

Charles Kuck

Kuck Immigration Partners

 

Jessica Lewis

Alston & Bird

 

Jim Munson

Munson International

 

Laurie Grant Nichols

DMP Executive Search  

 

John E. Parkerson, Jr.

Honorary Consul of Hungary

 

Mark Pierson

Pierson Global Group

 

Jai Rogers

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

 

Darren Short
RBC Capital Markets

 

Laura Tordella

The Coca-Cola Company 

 

Annie York Trujillo

International Women Associates

 

Kristian Wolf
German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc.

Tal Wright
Georgia Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCIV Staff 

 

Shell Stuart

Executive Director

404-832-5560 x 21

shell@gciv.org 

 

Emily O'Harris

Program Director

404-832-5560 x 15

emily@gciv.org 

 

Nicole Rateau

Community Programs Coordinator

404-832-5560 x 17

nicole@gciv.org  

 

Irene Bailey

Global Partnerships Manager

404-832-5560 x 13

irene@gciv.org 

 

 

 

 

 


Quotes to Inspire Citizen Diplomacy

 "In order to become responsible global citizens, young people need to experience the world around them. Kids from underserved communities rarely have the opportunity to study and travel abroad, and we want to change that. We must make sure that American students have the cultural awareness and skills necessary to succeed in a global economy."

- will.i.am

 

 

 

 

 

Delegation Spotlight

GCIV members had an exclusive opportunity to network with recently-elected Nigerian National Assembly members.

 

In September GCIV hosted a delegation of Nigerian Assembly members under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The group represented a mix of political parties and the country's six geo-political zones and all of the delegates were members of legislative committees responsible for governance, anti-corruption and crime issues including narcotics and financial crimes. Their program was designed to introduce the American political and legislative system and its role in promoting good governance and crime mitigation as well as the role of congressional committees, specialized legislative agencies, non-governmental organizations, citizens, media, and civil society in the U.S. in promoting transparency, accountability, ethics and human rights.     

 

While in Atlanta, the delegation met with representatives from the Carter Center, Common Cause Georgia, Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division, Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Insitute of Government/Governmental Training Division and Georgia State Inspector General, Deron Kicks. They also attended services at Antioch Baptist Church, toured the city and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site with GCIV volunteer host Joe Beasley of the RainbowPUSH Coalition and attended a GCIV members only reception at the home of the Nigerian Consul General. As the power goes off quite regularly in Nigeria due to a need for more generators, a few members of the delegation met separately with staff at Georgia Power to discuss this issue.

 

 

 

GCIV Blog: Celebrating 500 Programs

celebrating 500 programs

Board chair Lindsay Davidson and GCIV executive director Shell Stuart present program director Emily O'Harris with a certificate of recognition from the U.S. Department of State.

 

GCIV program director Emily O'Harris has reached a significant milestone. She recently completed her 500th international exchange program. Over the past five years, Emily has designed and implemented professional and cultural programs for visiting leaders from over 125 countries. GCIV staff, board members, volunteers, friends and family celebrated Emily's accomplishment and the power of diplomacy in September with a party at Pura Vida.

 

Click here to read the full blog post. We hope you will share your memories/comments about these programs on GCIV's blog.

 

 


Network with Leaders from Around the World

Give them the world!Take advantage of the opportunity to network with international leaders from around the world by joining GCIV as a Citizen Diplomat! 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 is easy and offers perks like exclusive members-only receptions and hosting opportunities. Visit our membership page or contact Nicole Rateau at nicole@gciv.org for more information.


 

 


GCIV Hosts Fulbright Scholars

FulbrightGCIV has been selected as one of only three national hosts for a Fulbright Visiting Scholars Enrichment Seminar in the 2011/2012 academic year. The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has chosen GCIV's proposal on democracy and human rights as "one of the strongest in a strong competition." The seminar will be held in Atlanta November 2-6, 2011 and will focus on democracy, human rights, women's issues and trafficking in persons. Visiting scholars will attend plenary sessions, panel discussions and workshops in partnership with such prestigious institutions as Emory University, University of Georgia, numerous NGOs and reputable scholars on the above topics. In addition, scholars will participate in cultural excursions, walking tours of some of Atlanta's most notable historic sites and plenty of interaction with the GCIV network. GCIV is seeking home hospitality hosts for the group. For more information about the seminar or providing home hospitality for the scholars, please contact Irene Bailey at irene@gciv.org or 404-832-5560 x 13.


 

 


Calling All Home Hospitality Hosts

Please help us showcase Atlanta's famous southern hospitality on Saturday, November 5 by hosting a small group of Fulbright scholars for dinner. If you can't host in your home, you can still participate by providing transportation. To sign up as a volunteer host or driver or for more information, please contact Emily O'Harris at emily@gciv.org or 404-832-5560 x 15.


 

 


Introducing NCIV's Welcoming Words

Welcoming WordsThe National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) is pleased to announce a new resource for network volunteers to use when welcoming international visitors. Welcoming Words is a series of one-page foreign language guides that provide translations and pronunciations of common greetings. Welcoming Words guides are currently available in ten languages, and more will be added in the coming weeks. To view and download Welcoming Words, follow this link.


 

 


How do you picture citizen diplomacy?

Please send us your favorite photos of visitors! GCIV will submit the best photos to our national organization, NCIV, for their annual photo contest. Submissions can feature visitors at home hospitality, school visits, cultural events or in any setting that captures the experiences of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). We are also collecting stories and anecdotes in preparation for next year's 50th anniversary! Please send photos and stories to nicole@gciv.org.


 

 


Win a FREE GCIV Membership!  

GCIV is on Facebook

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Sign up and "like" us today!

 

 


Home-Stay Hosts Needed

 

Open World Participants 

 

GCIV is seeking volunteer home-stay hosts for an Open World delegation from Russia studying social issues and healthcare in the U.S. Five delegates, one facilitator and one interpreter will need to be hosted from December 2-10, 2011.    

 

Home-stay hosts are asked to provide a private bedroom, drop-off on weekdays at a central meeting point by 9:30 a.m. and some meals. Hosts are invited to participate in the professional day when appropriate as well as cultural activities with the delegation and will receive a small stipend to help offset costs. If you are interested in being a volunteer host or would like more information, please contact Irene Bailey at irene@gciv.org or 404-832-5560 x 13.

Since its founding by Congress in 1999, the Open World Program has enabled more than 16,000 current and future Eurasian leaders to experience American democracy, civil society and community life; work with their American counterparts; stay in American homes; and gain new ideas and inspiration for implementing change back home. Some 6,000 American host families and their communities in all 50 states have partnered with U.S. Congress and Open World to make this ambitious public diplomacy effort possible.  

   

 

 


Consular Corps-ner: France-Atlanta Returns

 

France-Atlanta 2011 

 

After last year's success, the Consulate General of France and Georgia Institute of Technology partner again to present a new edition of "France-Atlanta: Together Towards Innovation." 15 French-American events in the scientific, business, cultural and humanitarian domains will take place between October 26 - November 12, 2011.

 

Prominent figures from France will travel to Atlanta for France-Atlanta 2011 including Dr. Christophe Legendre, world renown adult nephrology-transplantation specialist from Necker Hospital, highly respected French choreographer Pierre Rigal and Sandrine Chopin of the French NGO Handicap International as well as representatives from French businesses like Areva, Veolia and Suez Entertainment.

 

This unique partnership is presented under the high auspices of the Ambassador of France to the U.S., the Governor of Georgia and the Mayor of Atlanta. For more information, visit http://france-atlanta.org.  

 

 

 


6th Annual Istanbul Center Art and Essay Contest

 

Instanbul Center Art 

 

Middle and high school students in Alabama, Flordia, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee are invited to submit an original artwork and/or essay in the Istanbul Center's annual contest on the theme "1 Billion Hungry in the World: What's Your Role?" The purpose of the contest is to have students be aware of and involved in solving social problems in our world today. Each year the program theme looks towards global peace and intercultural understanding. The prizes include all-expense paid trips to Turkey and gift cards for both students and teachers! Submissions will be accepted until January 27, 2012. For more information visit www.artessay.org or www.istanbulcenter.org.     

 

 

 

 

International Environment Project Olympiad Returns to Georgia!

 

INEPO competition

 

International Environmental Project Olympiad (INEPO) invites students from all over the world to submit science projects related to environmental issues. INEPO adheres to the United Nations goals of emphasizing youth and international cooperation in the natural sciences. 

 

Now, environmentally-minded students can compete through the Istanbul Center under this year's theme of "Creating a Sustainable Environment." The best submissions will be eligible for the summer 2012 worldwide competition in Istanbul. Last year, 3 students from Georgia earned silver medals at the international-level competition in Turkey! For more information, visit www.inepousa.org.

 

 

 

Upcoming GCIV Events

 

Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 - 8:30 PM 

International Dining Experience  

Get to know other GCIV members and share your questions, experiences and insights about hosting international visitors in your home. GCIV's International Dining Experiences (IDEs) take place at a different international restaurant around the 15th day of every other month. The meal is prefaced by announcements of GCIV's current and upcoming activities, as well as introductions of international visitors present. Don't forget to bring a guest - this is a great way to introduce your friends and neighbors to GCIV! We are welcoming a world-wide delegation of CNN Journalism Fellows from Australia, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Nigeria and Palestinian Territories. Meet at Penang Malaysian Restaurant, 4897 Buford Highway, Atlanta, Georgia 30341. The price is $25 per person and includes a three-course meal of Malaysian delicacies, nonalcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. For more information and to RSVP, email Nicole Rateau at nicole@gciv.org.

   

 

 

 

Community Events

 

September 25, 2011 - January 8, 2012
"Torn from Home: My Life as a Refugee"

Today, more than 30 million people around the world have been displaced due to war and violence. Of that number, nearly 10 million refugees are children.  Through this inspiring, hands-on exhibit, children ages 8-12 can explore what it means to be a refugee through the eyes of children who are forced to leave their homes and seek safety in a new land. This special exhibit is at the Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum in The Selig Center at 1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. For more information, visit www.thebreman.org.
 

September 29 - October 2, 2011

Atlanta Greek Festival

The Atlanta Greek Festival has been a long-standing Atlanta tradition for 37 years. The event brings all the aromas, sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece to your doorstep. Your admission ticket becomes your passport as you enjoy all the beauty of Santorini and the fun of Mykonos. The festival is at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2500 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. The cost is $5.00 for adults. For more information, visit www.atlantagreekfestival.org.  

 

September 29 - October 9, 2011

Theater Emory presents The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Theater Emory's 2011-2012 season kicks off with Martin McDonagh's hysterical dark comedy about "Mad Padraic" who returns to Inishmore after a tour of torture and bombing in Northern Ireland only to find his beloved cat is dead. The rest of the season features "Bloody, Breathless and Bold" performances, including classic plays, new works and a collaboration with Actor's Express. The play is held in Emory's Mary Gray Munroe Theater at Dobbs University Center. For tickets and more information, visit arts.emory.edu   

  

Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

"Drug Development in the 21st Century: Are We Going to Cure all Diseases?" by Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover  

Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover will address the new era of personalized medicine, where drug treatment will be tailored to the patient's molecular/mutational profile. Characterized by new technologies, this era will require a change in our approach to scientific research and education, where interdisciplinary collaboration will replace the traditional, discipline-oriented approach. Symbolizing the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration, this lecture is being jointly hosted by the Consulate General of Israel, Georgia Tech's College of Computing and the Integrated BioSystems Institute (Georgia Tech and Emory University's joint biomedical engineering program). The lecture is at Georgia Tech College of Management, 800 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30308 and is free to attend, but RSVP is required. To RSVP or for more information, visit http://www.cc.gatech.edu/events/distinguished-lecture-nobel-laureate-aaron-ciechanover. 

 

Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Nawal in Concert 

"Nawal: La voix des Comoros" presented by the Istanbul Center and Alliance Franšaise d'Atlanta features internationally renowned artist, Nawal. Hailing from the Comoros Islands, in the Indian Ocean between Mozambique and Madagascar, Nawal bathed in both popular and spiritual music from a young age. Now based in Paris, France, she is recognized as a key figure from her native islands. Between traditional and contemporary, Nawal's compositions are an acoustic roots-based fusion, inspired by the light of her Sufi heritage founded on love, respect and peace. The concert is at Alliance Franšaise d'Atlanta, Colony Square Plaza Level, 1197 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30361. For tickets and more information, visit www.afatl.com. 

 

Thursday, October 6, 4:30 - 6:00 PM

"Transfer Pricing - What German Companies Doing Business
in the U.S. Should Know"

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc. (GACC South) presents this business seminar on transfer pricing. The seminar is at the offices of GACC South, 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30318. The seminar is free for GACC South members and $35 for non-members. Click here for more information.    

 

Thursday, October 6, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

"U.S. Security Strategy in the Pacific"

International Issues Forum (IIF) continues their discussion on the "U.S. Security Strategy in the Pacific." Discussions are free and open to the public. The group meets at Villa International Library, 2nd floor, 1749 Clifton Road (0.4 miles from Briarcliff), Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Additional parking is available across the street. For more information, email mjjohnst@gmail.com.  

 

Friday, October 7, 7:00 PM
"Forgiveness and Living Together: Another Vision of Peacebuilding"

Presented by Alliance Franšaise d'Atlanta and featuring Marguerite Barankitse, Burundi humanitarian activist. On October 24, 1993, Marguerite "Maggy" Barankitse, witnessed an unimaginable event that forever changed her life. Barankitse was working for the Catholic bishop of Ruyigi, in eastern Burundi, when ethnic Tutsis stormed the bishop's residence, killing 72 Hutus. Amid the chaos and confusion, Barankitse managed to save 25 children and, driven by hope, thoughts of peace and a calling from God, set out to provide a safe haven for the youngest survivors of unspeakable violence. What began in 1993 as a home for the 25 orphaned children who survived the attack, has grown into a multi-functional service agency helping heal and support 30,000 young people and families centered on education, health, vocational training and reconciliation and strives to change the lives of children to better the lives of all Burundians. The presentation is at Alliance Franšaise d'Atlanta, Colony Square Plaza Level, 1197 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30361. For tickets and more information, visit www.afatl.com.  

  

Saturday, October 8, 7:00 - 10:30 PM

Munich Swing Stars 

Celebrate Oktoberfest season with Bavarian music and food from Der Biergarten! The Munich Swing Stars perform on the rooftop terrace of STATS, located at 300 Marietta Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30313 to benefit the German American Cultural Foundation. $15 for advance tickets, $20 at the door. Click here for more information

     

Tuesday, October 11, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
"Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit 2011"  

Presented by the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and featuring keynote speaker Admiral William J. Fallon, retired United States Navy, and panelists Dmitri Alperovitch, independent security researcher; Gustavo De Los Reyes, executive director of Technology Security for AT&T; Daniel Schutzer, chief technology officer of The Financial Services Roundtable; Rob Smith, chief technology officer of Mobile Active Defense; Owen Tripp, chief operating officer of Reputation.com; George A. Wright, associate laboratory director and chief of engineering at the Cyber Technology and Security Laboratory of GTRI. The summit is free and open to the public and is in the Lecraw Auditorium at Georgia Tech College of Management, 800 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. For more information, visit http://georgiatechcybersecuritysummit.eventbrite.com.   

  

Tuesday, October 11, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

International Social Mixer 

Co-organized by the British American Business Group, French American Chamber of Commerce and the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc. The social will be at the Glenn Hotel, 110 Marietta Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. The event is free but pre-registration is required. Email events@gaccsouth.com to RSVP or for more information.    

    

Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 PM 

CNN Dialogues  

The popular series presents "Living in the Age of Social Media-the Good, the Bad, and the Surprising." The panelists will explore how social media is affecting change in individual lives and global societies. Don Lemon will moderate the discussion among the panelists and audience. Join us for a lively, relevant discussion and support the Center for Civil and Human Rights in the process. Tickets are $25 and a portion of the proceeds helps advance the Center's work. The discussion is at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College. Click here for more information.   

 

Thursday, October 13, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 

"The State of Democracy in the Americas"  

According to the Inter-American Democratic Charter, "The peoples of the Americas have a right to democracy and their governments have an obligation to promote and defend it." In the tenth year of this important document, panelists will discuss the state of democracy in the Americas and the Charter's reach. Panelists include Dante Caputo, former foreign minister of Argentina; Eduardo Stein, former vice president of Guatemala; and Mariclaire Acosta, former undersecretary of foreign relations for human rights and democracy of Mexico. Carter Center Americas Program Director Jennifer McCoy will moderate. The event is in the Ivan Allen Pavilion at The Carter Center, Cecil B. Day Chapel, 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30307. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov.   

  

Wednesday, October 19, 6:15 PM 

Women, War and Peace Screening 

Join the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Spelman College Women's Research and Resource Center for a special screening of the PBS series, Women, War and Peace with special guest filmmaker Abigail Disney. The free screening is at the Cosby Academic Center of Spelman College, 350 Spelman Lane, Atlanta, Georgia 30314. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://womenwarandpeacescreening.eventbrite.com.  

 

Thursday, October 20, 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Atlanta World Showcase and Governor's International Awards  
The Atlanta Business Chronicle's third annual Atlanta World Showcase and Governor's International Awards honors the players driving Atlanta's worldwide business growth. The event begins with a two-hour showcase of countries by exhibiting consulates, multi-national chambers of commerce and international trade groups and organizations. The showcase is followed by a keynote speaker, the presentation of the Governor's International Business Awards and dinner. The event is at the Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, Georgia 30337. For more information, visit http://chronicle-events.com/atlworldshow.html