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Visitors from Kazakhstan

In mid March, we welcomed five International Visitor Leadership Program participants from Kazakhstan who examined “Crisis and Disaster Management.” The group began their program with a visit to Pensacola City Hall where Councilman Charles Bare welcomed them.  They next met with Greg Strader, the executive director of the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE),...

Georgian Visitors

In late May, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council welcomed a group of five Georgian women who participated in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) project titled “Civil Service Management in the U.S.”  The focus in Pensacola was on government transparency and corruption as well as human resource (HR) management in the public and private...

Pensacola Welcomes Professionals from Angola & Mozambique

In early March, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council welcomed nine professionals from Angola and Mozambique who participated in an International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) project titled “Advancing Civil Society by Inspiring Youth Leadership, Civil Participation, and Advocacy.” Their first day began at Pensacola City Hall where Councilman Charles Bare welcomed them to the city and...

2015 Global Ties National Meeting

Remarks given at the National Meeting on Citizen Diplomacy by Óscar Arias Sánchez   Discurso que pronuncié el día de hoy en el 2015 Global Ties National Meeting/75th Anniversary Washington, D.C. 5 February 2015   IF WE CAN ONLY SEE CLEARLY THE WORLD AT OUR FEET My dear friends: There is an old story about...

Brazilian Youth Explore Pensacola

The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council welcomed ten young leaders from Brazil as a part of the United States Department of State’s Youth Ambassadors Program. On the day of arrival, the teenagers toured downtown and visited Historic Pensacola Village. Their calendar was packed with activities focusing on multiculturalism, leadership, and community service, but before the...

Pakistani Women Welcomed to Pensacola

The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council welcomed seven Pakistani women on an IVLP (International Visitors Leadership Program) as part of a project working to encourage and facilitate leadership skills among women and girls. Sherri Myers, Councilwoman with the City of Pensacola, greeted our guests, introducing them to Pensacola and discussing her own experiences with running...

GCCDC Welcomes Colombian Visitors

In late February the Gulf Coast Diplomacy council hosted a group of three professionals from Colombia who participated in an International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) project titled “Combating International and Organized Crime.” To kick off the first day of professional appointments in Pensacola, Councilman Charles Bare welcomed them to Pensacola City Hall and gave them an...

French Visitor Looking at Diversity

In mid February the Gulf Coast Diplomacy Council hosted Maguy Salomon of France who participated in an International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) project titled “Engaging a Diverse Community: Cultural Resources, Programs and Serv ices.” City Councilwoman Sherri Myers welcomed our French visitor to the city and presented her with a gift on behalf of Mayor Ashton...
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