Several delegations of international visitors will be visiting us in the coming weeks. Here is some of what’s coming up – and please note that we still have opportunities for liaising and home hospitality available, as noted in the program description.
If you are new to Global Ties ABQ, please consider taking advantage of our Bill Yarnall International Hospitality Fund. This is a great opportunity for hosting our visitors and sharing all that you love about Albuquerque.
August 22nd – 27th: Lower Mekong Initiative
Government officials, engineers, and nonprofit leaders will be in New Mexico to examine current water monitoring agreements, explore resource management models, identify mutual interests and conflict points, and assess the effects of population growth, climate change, and political decisions. We also need 2-3 people/families to provide home hospitality on 8/24.
September 3rd: Edward R Murrow Program for Journalists: New and Traditional Broadcast Media II
A group of journalists from around the world will review the history and importance of press freedom in the U.S., while examining the structure practices, and future of broadcast journalism. They will also consider how new technologies shape the way that news is gathered, reported, distributed, and consumed. The journalists will explore the current and potential contributions of broadcasting to the formation of an informed citizenry.
September 12th – 17th: Filmmaking in the U.S.
This group from Azerbaijan will gain an understanding of the American film industry, including its historical evolution, current trends, and the impact of new technologies. They will consider the diversity and scope of American filmmaking, from Hollywood to independent and ethnic organizations. They will also explore the role of filmmaking in developing public private partnerships and supporting entrepreneurship/economic diversification, and development. We still have an opportunity for a local liaison with this program for 9/13 and 9/16 (8 am-5 pm). We also need 3-4 people/families to provide home hospitality on 9/14.
September 28th – October 2: Young European Leaders
We do not have a lot of information about this project, but will provide an update as soon as we do. We still have an opportunity for a local liaison with this program on 9/30 and 10/1 (8 am-5 pm). We also need 2 people/families to provide home hospitality on 8/24.