Technology in Theater in the U.S.

Belarussian cultural and performing arts leaders will explore Cleveland’s nationally renowned theater and arts institutions to gain insight into the role of American theater as a platform for expression. As Cleveland boasts the second largest theater district in the United States, visitors will have the opportunity to discuss strategies that Playhouse Square utilizes to attract […]

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IVLP Gold Stars: Rosana Schaack

Ms. Rosana Schaack, an alumna from the U.S. Department of State’s IVLP exchange in 2006, will return to the U.S. as part of the “Gold Stars’: Alumni Connecting the World” program. Ms. Schaack, a native of Liberia, is the executive director of Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK), a nonprofit that focuses on the […]

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Deputy Governors’ Oversight and Advisory Capacity

In this IVLP program, a group of deputy governors from Afghanistan will explore connections between federal, state and local governments, and the principles of representative democracy. While in Cleveland, the program will focus on the major corruption case that occurred in Cuyahoga County in 2008 that involved County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and over 50 other […]

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Empowering Communities Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

International visitors from Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe will travel to Cleveland to review best practices for preventing domestic and sexual violence and strategies for ensuring victims’ rights. Meetings will focus on legal services for victims of domestic violence; improving accountability in Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) examinations; and encouraging good […]

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Complex Crime: Policies and Techniques to Break Criminal Networks

Prosecutors, federal judges, police officers, and public security administrators from Brazil will examine the U.S. criminal justice system in order to explore the role that law enforcement agencies play in detecting and investigating transnational crime. The visit to Cleveland will include a trip to the Cleveland branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cleveland Police […]

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Challenges in Education

The promotion of fair, accountable, and safe education systems is a shared goal across the world. In a project for Mozambican educators, education officials, and officials from the judicial sector, this IVLP will address the following issues in the U.S. context: sexual harassment and abuse, academic integrity, student admissions, plagiarism, and financial management fraud. Meetings […]

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Promoting Good Governance and Accountability in the U.S.: The Role of Journalists

Investigative journalists, broadcasters, news editors, and media managers from Nigeria will explore the impact of U.S. news reporting on government accountability in this 10-day IVLP exchange. A visit to Cleveland will include discussions with print, broadcast, and television news editors and reporters focused on the media’s role as a “watchdog” in governance and society. Through […]

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U.S. Best Practices in Promoting Business Development

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, startup promoters, and government and economic officials from Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe will travel to the U.S. to examine entrepreneurship support programs and small business development at the federal, state, and local level. A program in Cleveland will expose visitors to effective startup incubators at local nonprofits and […]

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Preventing Trafficking in Children

Trafficking in persons remains a top security concern in Northeast Ohio, particularly the trafficking of minors. Five law enforcement, government officials, and civil society social services workers from Ukraine will be traveling to Cleveland to explore best practices in preventing trafficking of children. Visitors will examine effective models of law enforcement cooperation in stopping traffickers […]

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Human-Centered Design and Accessible Physical Environments

With the global acknowledgment of rights for persons with disabilities at an all-time high, CCWA will be hosting a multi-regional group of eleven company representatives that are dedicated to bettering the lives of people with disabilities. The tour to Cleveland will exhibit support services, education, and health for the disabled as well as laws that […]

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