Program Theme Spotlight: Climate Change Adaptation

Program Theme Spotlight is intended to promote ideas, brainstorming and best practices on frequent IVLP project topics.

Climate change is one of President Obama’s top foreign policy and national security priorities. While world leaders continue to seek consensus on emissions reduction, the impacts of a changing climate are already being seen in regions and communities around the globe. Increasingly, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) projects will reflect this reality. While projects on key related topics such as green energy and sustainable energy management will continue in importance, one topic will make its way to the forefront: adapting to the impacts of climate change.

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Walking in the Footsteps of Murrow

Visitors from South and Central Asia explore journalistic principles in the digital age.

Meridian International Center hosted the U.S. Department of State’s Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists during its 10th anniversary in October 2015. Up-and-coming leaders from around the world came to the United States for a three-week professional exchange program examining journalistic practices. The group from South and Central Asia (SCA) represented seven different countries and was comprised of ten media professionals from a range of sectors, including television, radio, print, and new media.

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IVLP 75th Anniversary Time-lapse Map

The 75th Anniversary of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is a major milestone in the program’s history. It offers us a chance to reflect on the impact of the program by examining the numbers. More than 335 current or former heads of government are IVLP alumni. Meridian International Center is proud to have coordinated the programs of 50% of these alumni.

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Three Months Out

In his capacity as Project Manager of the Sustainable Development Program at the Industrial Modernization Center in Cairo, Mr. Al-Amir Mohssen manages projects that focus on entrepreneurship and micro, small and medium enterprise development that support young entrepreneurs working across Egypt. He frequently volunteers for youth initiatives and is interested in learning about a broad variety of youth engagement strategies in the U.S. in addition to programs to encourage young entrepreneurs.

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