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Advancing Minority Rights
June 16 - June 19
International visitors from Belgium, France, Kosovo, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey and the United Kingdom will be traveling to Cleveland to examine U.S. and international initiatives for the promotion and protection of human rights of minority communities, and their struggle to gain equal access to educational, economic and healthcare opportunity. Visitors will analyze the legislative frameworks for minority communities and observe how organizations monitor, influence and advocate human and civil rights policy at the local, state, national and international level. Major emphasis will be paid on the political and social perspectives on ethnic, cultural, gender, racial, and religious minority community rights.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)
Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields. Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are alumni of this program.
By connecting with foreign leaders, we strengthen Northeast Ohio’s commercial, cultural, and educational ties with the rest of the world. For more information, contact Katie Ferman, Program Officer, at email@example.com or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.