59 Results Are Tagged With "International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)"

Cashews and the Lessons of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program

Minata Kone, a Burkinabé alumna of the 2012 African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), is living proof for the women and girls of Burkina Faso and all of Sub-Saharan Africa, that they can be successful international business women.

Former Surinamese President Joins First Alumni Gathering in 20 years

On May 16, 2013, former President of Suriname Ronald Venetiaan and fellow alumni shared stories from their exchange experiences and pledged to organize future alumni events.

New Scottish Alumni Association Launched with Gold

On April 26, 2013, British Olympic Rowing Gold Medalist Katherine Grainger helped celebrate the launch of the Scottish chapter of the John Adams Society (JAS), the UK’s IVLP alumni association, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

2013 International Women of Courage Awards

Photo of John Kerry and Michelle Obama presenting award to IWOC honoree

Established in 2007, the annual Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women's equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide.

Standing Up for New Zealand’s Marginalized Communities

As a participant in the 2011 Community Activism and Minority Rights International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Reverend Uesifili Unasa of New Zealand was invited to stand on the exact spot at the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous 1963 ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.

The Spirit of Volunteerism in Zambia

During his time in the United States as a participant in the International Visitor Leadership Program, Mark Chilongu of Lusaka, Zambia was struck by the way in which Americans shared their time and resources to care for the poor.

The Confidence to Lead: Lilia Sevastyanova

The Confidence to Lead: Lilia Sevastyanova

Kenya on My Mind: An Interview with Mayor Heidi Davison

Maasai women and children greet American visitors.

In September 2008, eight American women traveled to Kenya to develop empowerment networks with Maasai women.

International Visitor Leadership Program 70th Anniversary in 2011

IVLP participants

In 2011, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) celebrated its 70th birthday as the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program.

Tony Blair: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

IVLP alumnus Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.

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