Embassy visitors, events, more!


North Korea Rattling the Pacific Rim

With Evans J.R. Revere

April 27, GCWAC hosted Evans J.R. Revere, a Senior Advisor at ASG, to speak on the past, present, and future of North Korea. Revere mentioned that the United States has “played both good cop and bad cop with North Korea and neither has worked.” So what is next? It is hard to say. If you missed the event, we’ll be releasing the Q&A session soon. And don’t forget to attend some of our upcoming events so you’re always in the Global Know! Check out the end of this newsletter for the list of events.

Mission Continues Fellow

For the next six months, Jin Kong, will be with our office participating in a fellowship through Mission Continues.  The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Kong will be working on a series of blog posts through the six months. Be sure to check them out every Thursday. Click here to read his latest! 

World Leaders Visit Greater Cincinnati

In the month of April, Cincinnati hosted 4 delegations of world leaders through the U.S. Department of State’s premier exchange program, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

The visitors traveled from 24 countries including Argentina, Canada, Chile, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Turkmenistan, Senegal, Haiti, and more. The GCWAC relies on the commitment and skills of our community to develop local professional relationships and showcase Midwest hospitality. This month, our community truly helped to engage the world leaders on topics that included Science & Technology Education for Youth; 100,000 Strong in the Americas: Expanding Hemispheric Exchange in Higher Education; Museum Management; and New & Traditional Broadcast Media.

Thank you to all of our local professionals and volunteers who made these visits a big success this month.

Thank you – Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School / Hughes High School / INTERalliance / Cincinnati Public Schools / Northern Kentucky Makerspace / WCPO – for meeting with the international delegation to discuss science & technology education for youth!

Thank you – 21C Museum Hotel / Harriet Beecher Stowe House / Northern Kentucky University / German Heritage Museum / American Sign Museum / National Underground Railroad Freedom Center – for meeting with the international delegation to discuss museum management.

Thank you – Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council /  Gateway Technical and Community College / Northern Kentucky University /  Kentucky State University /  FESTO Learning Center /  WordPlay / Xavier University – for meeting with the international delegation to discuss expanding exchange in higher education.

Thank you – Vehr Communications /  Steve Ramos Media / Northern Kentucky University /  CincyStories / WCPO / Eric Routenberg, Social Media Influencer – for meeting with the international delegation to discuss online and digital media.

Visitors tried out Breakout Cincinnati!! The group was split into two and both were able to escape the rooms!! The group also went to Monster Jam. #exploreCincy


Thank you to families who hosted our visitors for dinner in their homes!!

Paul & Laura Rupp, Aaron & Megan Marshall, Jennifer and Len Sauers, Janice Alvarado, Jessica Donohue-Dioh & Ndiba Dioh, Terilyn Reber, Carol & Phil DeGreg

US Embassy Delegation

Also in the month of April, we hosted a group of Locally Employed Staff in U.S. Embassies across the world on an “Educational and Cultural Seminar.”  The visitors came from the following 19 countries: 

Barbados, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Iraq, New Zealand, Niger, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa, Togo, Ukraine, and Venezuela

The delegation came to Cincinnati to gain first-hand knowledge of the American educational system, local and state government, cultural institutions & civic/community groups to provide greater context and understanding of American cultural values.

Thank you — City Hall, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati Public Library’s Makerspace, Winton Woods High School, MARCC, Northern Kentucky Makerspace, Cincinnati Police Department, Matthew 25 Ministries, Northern Kentucky University, Uptech, and Badgirl Ventures for hosting the international delegation for a professional meeting.

A big thank you to our hospitality hosts for hosting the delegation for dinner in their homes — Robert and Janice Alvarado, Anne and Mike Cappel, Michael Hawkins, Becky Linhardt, Jeff Walkup, and Fatimata Ndiaye.

 Upcoming Events 

May 9 – Building Bridges from Bangkok to Cincinnati

May 16 – America’s Diplomats: Battles Abroad 

June 1 – NATO & Resurgent Russia

June 15 – The Future of Trade Agreements

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