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Grassroots Democracy & Civil Society

In early October the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council welcomed a group of 17 international visitors from across Latin America as part of an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) project examining the topic of grassroots democracy and civil society. The group began their time in Pensacola with a visit to City Hall where Councilman Charles...

Ukrainian Environmentalists

In September 2016, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council hosted six Ukrainian professionals participating on the Open World Exchange Program of the U.S. Library of Congress. The purpose of their visit was to examine environmental protection and government accountability. During their time in Pensacola, the group met with local government officials, environmentalists, and nonprofit representatives...

Best Practices for Drug Use Demand Reduction Related Programs

In early September 2016, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council hosted a group of five Pakistani professionals participating in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) project focused on best practices in reducing drug demand. Pensacola was the group’s last stop, and they enjoyed a full day of professional programming as well as a final national...

Law of the Sea

In late August 2016, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council hosted twelve professional participating in the International Visitor Leadership Program. The group came from Brunei, Burma, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Marshall Islands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Samoa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Timor-Leste. Their U.S. Department of State exchange focused on maritime security and introduced them to...

Young Professionals Go To Washington!

The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council is excited to announce an open competition for attendance at the Global Ties U.S. 2017 National Meeting scheduled for February 8-11, 2017 in Washington, D.C. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 12, 2016! This is a professional development opportunity for members of the Young Professionals of the Gulf Coast Citizen...

U.S. Agricultural Trade & Food Safety

The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council had the privilege of hosting three men from Taiwan for a week this past July as a part of the U.S.  Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The visitors explored themes centered around U.S. agricultural trade and food safety, and their project focused on the forces that shape...

Caribbean Youth Ambassadors

The 2016 Youth Ambassadors Caribbean exchange brought fourteen teens and mentors from the Caribbean countries of the Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago to Pensacola for twelve days in August. The exchange focused on the sub themes of youth and social transformation.  Participating students and mentors engaged in a range of discussions, workshops,...

Jóvenes en Acción

This July, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council hosted Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action) for its second consecutive summer. Jóvenes en Acción is an exchange program in the United States for Mexican high school students focusing on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development. Students are selected for the program from cities across...
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