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Trade and Finance: Latin America and the Global Economy

June 22, 2016 - June 25, 2016

In support of the 2014 Summit of the Americas and its call for action, this project will examine the U.S. economic system and the domestic economic forces that influence U.S. trade policy and the policy making process itself. Participants from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela will explore trends and patterns in foreign investment in emerging and developed economies during the program. Economic globalization and its trends will be discussed, as well as their impact on the United States and the Western Hemisphere. Trade agreements, their effects, and partnerships, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership, will also be taken into consideration, giving the program a multi-faceted approach to investigating issues of finance, trade, business, and policy.

International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program

Each year, over 250 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 or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.


June 22, 2016
June 25, 2016
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