Events

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

Host families needed!

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. WAC is currently seeking host families for this delegation of young professionals. Please contact [email protected] to inquire about hosting the group in your home or meeting with them on a professional level.


Multiregional | Rule of Law and Judicial Reform

March 21 – 26, 2019


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

Project: Rule of Law and Judicial Reform

No. of Visitors: 8

Details coming soon…

Multiregional | Youth and Civic Engagement

March 20 – 26, 2019


Countries: Armenia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lebanon, South Africa, and Sudan

Project: Youth and Civic Engagement

No. of Visitors: 6

Professional Objectives:
  • Examine leadership strategies and communication skills used to manage political and social challenges while balancing divergent social demands and interests;
  • Explore advocacy strategies that facilitate social empowerment and justice;
  • Discuss how public-private partnerships foster political and civic engagement;
  • Review political, social, and economic policy formulation and the various players who influence the decision-making processes; and
  • Illustrate the value of community service and volunteerism in U.S. communities.
Themes in Louisville:
  • The role of local governments in promoting youth engagement
  • Youth employment and economic opportunity
  • Leadership and civic education in schools
  • U.S. Civil Rights history and legacy

WAC is seeking volunteers to host these visitors in their home over a meal! Dates could be: March 21, 22 or 25th. Please contact [email protected] for details!

This delegation will be in Louisville under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). 

Iraq | Religious and Public Curriculum Development

March 9 – 13, 2019


Country: Iraq (Kurdish)

Project: Religious and Public Curriculum Development

No. of Visitors: 10

WAC is hosting a delegation of 10 Kurdish education officials, journalists, and educators from Iraq on a “Religious and Public Curriculum Development” project under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and in partnership with Cultural Vistas. Delegates will meet with their peers in the Kentuckiana region to discuss curriculum development, explore and tour educational institutions of various local religious (Catholic, Islamic, and Jewish), and meet with Kentucky education officials to understand how the state ensures that private/religious institutions adhere to Kentucky laws and standards of education. 

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