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Upcoming Events

A Project for Turkey

4/5 – 4/9/16

Inclusiveness in the Decision Making Process

While in the U.S., these four visitors from Turkey will explore the ways in which the political power of women and Latinos can be harnessed through education and outreach strategies, impactful political and social issues, and the media’s role as a voice for the community. Judicial misconduct and civil rights violations will be addressed.

Home Hospitality Required

A Project for Colombia

4/6 – 4/9/16

STEM K – 12

Home Hospitality Required

A Project for Countries of the Western Hemisphere

4/7 – 4/12/16

Energy Security and Renewable Energy in the Western Hemisphere

This delegation of six visitors will explore the role of oil and gas in energy security. The will study electricity transmission, distribution, and reliability and have an opportunity to consider microgrids and smart grids.

Home Hospitality Required

A Project for Ukraine

4/13 – 4/16/16

The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoptions: Accession and Implementation

Austin welcomes five visitors from Ukraine who will hear U.S. perspectives on the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption and examine U.S. best practices in facilitating international and special needs adoptions and foster care. They will explore the range of adoption support services including medical and social services. The role of federal, state, and local government agencies in monitoring and regulating adoption will be highlighted. They will have direct interaction with adoption stakeholders, particularly U.S. families that have adopted Ukrainian children.

Great Decisions 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Registration for this event is closed. Those who are interested in attending are welcome to sign up on our waitlist. In order to request to be on the waitlist please contact Margie Kidd at margie@globalaustin.org with "Great Decisions" as the subject.

For more information about this event click here.

Lunch with Mongolian Ambassador Tsedendamba Batbayar and US Ambassador (retired) Pamela Slutz

Friday, April 22, 2016

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International Trivia Night

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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A Multi-Regional Project

4/27 – 4/30/16

American Youth: Inspiring Leadership and Civil Participation

This 25-member delegation will examine the concepts of democracy, government, and citizenship, and their importance to U.S. civil society. They will explore advocacy and leadership strategies that facilitate social empowerment and justice, particularly for underserved communities, women, and youth. Model programs that promote civic awareness an youth leadership in a variet of contexts such as schools colleges, associations, youth clubs, sports programs, arts programs, interfaith-initiatives, and political advocacy will be highlighted. There will be an emphasis on the importance of pluralism, tolerance, and volunteerism as components of civil life in the U.S.

Speaker Series: Adrian Farrell, Council General of Ireland- "The Good Country Index"

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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GlobalAustin Scholarship Forum

Sunday, May 8, 2016

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Syrian Refugee Documentary

Sunday, May 15, 2016

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Great Decisions 2016

Wedesday, May 18, 2016

Registration for this event is closed. Those who are interested in attending are welcome to sign up on our waitlist. In order to request to be on the waitlist please contact Margie Kidd at margie@globalaustin.org with "Great Decisions" as the subject.

For more information about this event click here.

Speaker Series: US Ambassador (retired) Richard LaBaron

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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International Peace Day

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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Great Decisions 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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Speaker Series: Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, Consul General of Mexico: Immigration from the Mexican Perspective

Saturday, October 16, 2016

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United Nations Anniversary Dinner

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Great Decisions 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Registration for this event is closed. Those who are interested in attending are welcome to sign up on our waitlist. In order to request to be on the waitlist please contact Margie Kidd at margie@globalaustin.org with "Great Decisions" as the subject.

For more information about this event click here.

Past Events

A Project for Egypt

3/31 – 4/1/16

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

Austin will welcome five entrepreneurs from Egypt will be examining the social, economic, and political factors that influence and support entrepreneurship in the United States. They will explore topics such as access to capital, training and mentorship, markets, and finance. Professional networking opportunities in their particular areas of expertise and interest will be provided, and participants will be introduced to resources offered to entrepreneurs by business incubators and accelerators, financial institutions, educational institutions, and professional associations.

A Multi-Regional Project

3/30 – 4/2/16

U.S. Judicial System

Visitors from around the globe will be in Austin to examine the U.S. judicial system within the framework of the federalist model and the separation of powers. These twenty visitors will have an opportunity to observe the U.S. trial process, court management systems, alternate dispute resolutions and mediation, and judicial training opportunities as well as explore civil and criminal justice systems operating at the federal, state, and municipal levels. Their program is designed to promote an appreciation for the rule of law and the advancement of fair, transparent, accessible, and independent judiciaries around the world.

A Project for Argentina

3/30 - 4/2/16

Administration of Justice and Combating Organized Crime

While in the U.S., four visitors from Argentina will have an opportunity to analyze the structure of the U.S. criminal justice system. They will explore U.S. responses to a range of international criminal challenges such as organized crime, drug trafficking, trafficking in persons, money laundering, and international terrorism. They will study the administration of courts, case management, trial by jury process, and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms as well as explore the concern of balancing law enforcement and security with protecting civil liberties

Home Hospitality Required

A Project for France

3/22 – 3/25/16

Low-Carbon Energy Technology: Advanced and Alternative Technologies for Energy Generation and Energy Efficiency

Three visitors from France will focus on the electric grid, micro and smart grids, and transmission of low carbon power.

Home Hospitality Required

A Project for Israel

3/20 – 3/24/16

Understanding the U.S. Legislative System

Austin welcomes six visitors from Israel who will be looking at the roles of the governor, congressional representatives, and state legislators. They will explore the ways in which youth are engaged in politics and entrepreneurship and have an opportunity to participate in interfaith dialogue.

2016 International Women's Day

Join us for the United Nations theme, “ Planet 50-50 by 2030:

Step It Up for Gender Equality”

Venue: Austin Woman’s Club, 708 San Antonio St. Austin, Texas

From: 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Ticket Prices:

UNA Friend (includes membership) - $65

Guest Tickets - $55

UNA Members - $40

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION MARCH 1ST, 2016

Purchase tickets via Paypal at: http:// www.unaaustin.org/events/

Contact: Judy Sadegh @ jsadegh@yahoo.com or call 512-496-5771 for further details.

Reservations Required – Seating is Limited

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More Events on International Austin Calendar

Visit www.internationalaustin.org for information about other international/intercultural events in Austin. The International Austin Events Calendar is developed in partnership with the City of Austin. Eighty organizations have become calendar members. View their profiles on the web site.

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