Western Hemisphere | Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists: New and Traditional Media in the Digital Age

June 8 – 12, 2019


Countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay, Venezuela

Project: Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists: New and Traditional Media in the Digital Age

No. of Visitors: 18

18 Spanish-speaking journalists from the Caribbean and Central & South America will be in Kentucky to make professional connections while exploring the following project objectives as outlined by the U.S. Department of State:

  • Examine the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy;
  • Observe operational practices, standards, and institutions of the media in the U.S.;
  • Gain insights into the social, economic, and political structures of the U.S.; and
  • Explore the impact of digital and social media on the availability and veracity of news.

Welcome international guests into your home for dinner! Invite friends and family to join in the fun and create a memorable American experience! Learn more about hosting!

Note: This group will be broken into three groups of 6 participants across 3 different volunteers for the home hospitality dinner! An interpreter may accompany if necessary.

Global Trivia Night

Join the World Affairs Council for our October “Global Trivia Night”!

// LOCATION: Gravely Brewing Co
// TEAM REGISTRATION STARTS: 6:30 PM
// TRIVIA BEGINS: 7:00 PM
// $5 PER PERSON SUGGESTED DONATION

Global Trivia Night is brought to you by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana!

Your donation to play is the cost of a beer and supports the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana‘s educational programs in Kentucky!

Reach out to us with questions! [email protected]

THANKS TO OUR TRIVIA PARTNERS!

 

Global Trivia Night

Join the World Affairs Council for our October “Global Trivia Night”!

// LOCATION: Gravely Brewing Co
// TEAM REGISTRATION STARTS: 6:30 PM
// TRIVIA BEGINS: 7:00 PM
// $5 PER PERSON SUGGESTED DONATION

Global Trivia Night is brought to you by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana!

Your donation to play is the cost of a beer and supports the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana‘s educational programs in Kentucky!

Reach out to us with questions! [email protected]

THANKS TO OUR TRIVIA PARTNERS!

 

WAC Pop Up: Brexit Revisited

The Brexit referendum sent shockwaves across Europe and the rest of the world. In the nearly three years following, the exit negotiations have turned into a daily rollercoaster ride with so many twists and turns it is difficult to know what is coming next. In the midst of this confusion remains the fate of the British relationship with the European Union. Join us for a lively discussion with our expert’s British natives Dr. Jason Abbott (University of Louisville) and Andrew Dewson (Hogan Lovells) who will help break down the ongoing saga that is Brexit.

 

$10.00 tickets include an appetizer and cash bar.


Global Trivia Night

Join the World Affairs Council for our October “Global Trivia Night”!

// LOCATION: Gravely Brewing Co
// TEAM REGISTRATION STARTS: 6:30 PM
// TRIVIA BEGINS: 7:00 PM
// $5 PER PERSON SUGGESTED DONATION

Global Trivia Night is brought to you by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana!

Your donation to play is the cost of a beer and supports the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana‘s educational programs in Kentucky!

Reach out to us with questions! [email protected]

THANKS TO OUR TRIVIA PARTNERS!

 

Rule of Law Delegates Visit UofL Law School

Dean Colin Crawford of UofL Brandeis School of Law blogs about his experience hosting an IVLP delegation. The original blog post can be found here.

Rule of Law: International Visitor Leadership Program comes to Louisville Law

Louisville Law plays host to an international delegation of lawyers and judges.

Members of the international delegation outside of the University of Louisville School of Law.

As a member of the Bingham Fellows Class of 2019, one of the many great opportunities presented to me is chance to meet local leaders who are engaged in our community in a myriad of ways.

One recent example of the connections the Bingham Fellows has fostered came last week, when a group of international lawyers and judges visited the University of Louisville School of Law. Their visit was organized by the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and was coordinated locally by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Indiana. I learned about this visit from Xiao Yin Zhao, executive director of the World Affairs Council and a fellow member of Bingham Fellows. My thanks to her for including the School of Law in this visit!

Professor John Cross explains the differences between civil law and criminal law.

It was an interesting and lively discussion, especially when our visitors learned that many state judge are elected rather than appointed.

Another interesting topic was our school’s ties to Justice Louis Brandeis. I was pleased to hear that several of our visitors were familiar with the justice and even referenced some of his opinions. It was a nice reminder that we are tied to a legal mind whose impact is known around the world.

The morning was a great example of the value of local connections and the role our law school can serve in educating students and the community alike.

Read the original blog post on the Dean’s Blog here.

The Judiciary and the Media Across the Globe

International professionals will share their perspectives of the legal system within their country and relations between media and the judiciary system. Judicial officials will be in Louisville through the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on a “Rule of Law and Judicial Reform” project, while a second delegation of Open World journalists from Russia who “Monitor Human Rights Court Cases” will be in town at the same time. WAC will bring these professionals together for a moderated panel discussion and networking event open to the general public.

Register below!



Russia | Monitoring Human Rights Court Cases

March 22 – 30, 2019


OPEN WORLD DELEGATION

Country: Russia

Project: Monitoring Human Rights Court Cases

No. of Visitors: 5

World Affairs Council will be hosting five Russian journalists who monitor human rights in Russia. The delegation will be in Louisville from March 22 – 30th to meet with their counterparts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to explore human rights cases, practices used by journalists to cover human rights court cases, and transparency in government – particularly the judicial branch.

You may meet some of them on Monday, March 25th for a public panel discussion:”The Judiciary and the Media Across the Globe: A Panel from Both Perspectives.”

 

 


Multiregional | Rule of Law and Judicial Reform

March 21 – 26, 2019


Countries: Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Guatemala, Iraq, Macedonia, Poland, & Tunisia

Project: Rule of Law and Judicial Reform

No. of Visitors: 7

This delegation will be visiting court officials, law enforcement, touring correctional facilities, volunteering, and more, all while exchanging best practices with their professional peers in Louisville. You may meet some of them on Monday, March 25th for a public panel discussion:”The Judiciary and the Media Across the Globe: A Panel from Both Perspectives.”

 

A Day in the Life of Odir

“It impacted my point of view of the world. All the workshops […] I had opened my eyes about so many things that I don’t even know how to describe it.” – Odir