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Pakistani Professionals

For the entire month of May, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council hosted two Pakistani leaders through the U.S. Department of State’s Legislative Fellows Program.  Both women stayed with a host family to learn about American culture and family life and were mentored by Diane Mack, president of the Board of Directors of the Institute...

Indian Visitors

In early May, we welcomed eleven visitors from India looking at disaster management as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program. The visitors started with a visit to Pensacola City Hall where Councilman Charles Bare and Earth Ethics Executive Director Mary Gutierrez welcomed them.   Next, they discussed the role of traditional and new media in...

Bangladeshi Professionals

At the end of April, we welcomed three visitors from Bangladesh looking at the efforts of local political leaders as a part of the International Visitor Leadership Program. The day after arriving, this group began their local project with a visit to Pensacola City Hall where Councilman Charles Bare welcomed them.  After this, they met...

Gold Star Visitor from China

At the end of April, we welcomed a visitor from the People’s Republic of China who is one of six individuals invited to participate in 2015 on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Gold Star Tour, a special initiative focused on highlighting the impact the IVLP has on participants, their communities, and their home countries. ...

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...
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