Engaged citizens and civic participation are key components of a healthy democracy. This project will examine political engagement in the United States, particularly during a Presidential election season. Various components of the social, cultural, and political environment of the U.S. during such an election are factors for establishing which issues are important and to which candidates. Voter age groups and their behaviors will also be examined, with a specific focus on younger groups and their voting trends during this election cycle.
Twenty-one international visitors from around the world will attend the Republican National Convention to witness the presidential nomination process firsthand, and also meet with youth leaders, academics, party officials, the media, and representatives of the electorate in key areas. They will learn about the structure, processes and financing of political campaigns; the role of political parties, conventions and grassroots political organizations; and domestic and international issues influencing the positions of candidates.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.