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Connecting International Communities through Entrepreneurship: “New” Professional Fellowship at Flywheel

Thank you to everyone who came out this month to learn more about Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council, Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub and their fellow ‘New’ with Oxfam in Thailand! Flywheel hosted New as a professional fellow for the month of May through the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). New supports Fisherfolk Community Enterprise, which aims to facilitate fairness of pay to small-scale fishermen, improve consumer safety in the Thai fish market, and promote environmentally-friendly fishing practices. The organization is piloting market-based solutions to poverty and inequality, and New is visiting Cincinnati to gain insights on how to create a viable and sustainable business model for social enterprise.

The council is a proud partner of Flywheel in hosting ‘New’ in the region for cultural activities such as “just dinners” with local families and overnight stays. Thank you to families who hosted our visitors for dinner or overnight in their homes!!

To learn more about Flywheel, CLICK HERE.

Ambassador Gordon Gray on The Vital Role of US Diplomats

Gordon Gray has held many foreign assignments during his career with the U.S. government, including serving as Ambassador to Tunisia from 2009 – 2012. CLICK HERE for the interview on WVXU, Cincinnati Edition, with host, Mark Heyne.

Enjoyed having Ambassador Gordon Gray speak at the Highland Country Club last month along with the America’s Diplomats film! Thank you to everyone that came out and to our film partner, Cincinnati World Cinema! Thank you to our sponsors: World Affairs Council of America and American Academy of Diplomacy.



His Excellency Rolandas Kriščiūnas, Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania to the USA on Business Opportunities & Lithuanian – U.S. Relationship


In partnership with the European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC), the Ambassador met with Tim

Schroeder, CEO, CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting to discuss business opportunities. Thank you to Tim Schroeder, Todd Schwartz, Executive Director, EACC, & Pat Frew, Covington Business Council.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in the early evening to hear His Excellency talk about Lithuanian current developments, opportunities, history, and more!


World Leaders Visit Greater Cincinnati

In the month of May, Cincinnati hosted 2 delegations of world leaders through the U.S. Department of State’s premier exchange program, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

The visitors travelled from Iraq and People’s Republic of China. 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 Civil Aviation and Accelerating Women’s Economic Participation in the U.S.

Continue reading for pictures and more info about who they met with while in Greater Cincinnati…

Thank you to all of our local professionals and volunteers who made these visits a big success this month. Thank you – Delta Airlines Maintenance, DHL Express, University of Cincinnati Aerospace Research and Development, CVG, GE Aviation, and Cincinnati State & Technical Community College – for meeting with the international delegation to discuss civil aviation!



​Thank you – University of Cincinnati Center for Entrepreneurship, The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Accelerator, Hamilton Mill, Huntington National Bank, Kentucky Innovation Network, Aviatra Accelerator, Women Entrepreneurship Panel Participants – for meeting with the international delegation to discuss accelerating women’s economic participation in the U.S.


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


Have you checked out our blogs recently??

USA Immigration Trends
German Cincinnati History & Heritage
Cultural Guide to China & the Cincinnati Chinese Community

Upcoming Events

June 14 – NATO & Resurgent Russia with Ambassador Jack Matlock
5 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Graydon, Head, & Ritchey, Scripps Center Building Downtown

June 26  – Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Xavier University, Cintas Center

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