All posts by jmelancon

Law & Legal Issues

In early November, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council hosted a group of six visitors from China investigating law & legal issues as part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Councilman Charles Bare welcomed the visitors to the city and provided insight into our history before presenting them with certificates of...

Combating Corruption

In late November, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council hosted a group of four visitors from Croatia who looked at combating corruption and conflicts of interest as part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The visitors’ week of professional appointments kicked off with a visit to Pensacola City Hall where Councilwoman...

Project Focusing on Entrepreneurship

In mid-November the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council welcomed 11 visitors from across Latin America as part of a U.S. Department of State International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) project highlighting entrepreneurship in the U.S. and ways to expand the small business network across the Americas.  These distinguished visitors came to us from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile,...

Latin American Visitors

The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council’s last group of 2105 was a group of six visitors from Latin America participating in a U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program project titled “Understanding U.S. Drug Control Policy and Demand Reduction Efforts.”  All of the delegates work in the fight against drug trafficking and substance abuse...

Open World Visitors

For eight days in late October, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council hosted a group of visitors from Ukraine and Russia who arrived as participants in the U.S. Congressional Open World exchange program. This year’s Open World program focused on young NGO leadership & volunteerism, specifically developing skills in NGO management, youth involvement, local government,...

Upcoming Visitors

  Apr 26 - 30 Six professionals from Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and West Bank will examine innovations by women in science & entrepreneurship. May 5 - 11 Seven visitors from Morocco & Algeria will spend time with us to examine how to galvanize youth for environmental protection. May 11 - 15 Six visitors...

A Night at the Speakeasy

A Night At the Speakeasy   Come join us for a fun evening to benefit a swell cause & meet our visiting young Ukrainian professionals! Games of Chance, Swanky Swill, Savories & Music Dress as a gangster or silent screen star.   Come as a flapper or come as you are!  Password required for entrance. For tickets...

Discussion on Ukraine Today

You're invited to a special event co-hosted by the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council and Pensacola Young Professionals. Come listen as a group of young professionals from Ukraine discuss the current situation in that country.  After an initial presentation, the visitors will be happy to answer your questions. This free event is Wednesday, October 28th...

Visitors Looking at Community Issues

The third International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) delegation to arrive in Pensacola in September 2015 came from Jordan.  The group of five was in the United States for a project focusing on “Community Approaches to Social Issues.” After arriving in Pensacola, the visitors kicked off their meetings at City Hall where Councilwoman Sherri Myers welcomed...
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