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Save the Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Speaker: Oksana Marafioti

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders.

Upcoming International

Visitor Group

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Focus: Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development

May 17th – 21st, 2024

Country: Georgia

This project will explore U.S. policies and responses to climate change through advances in renewable energy technologies, economic and regulatory incentives, cybersecurity, legislation, public awareness, and changing patterns of energy use.  The participants will examine diverse governmental, industry and consumer perspectives on reducing carbon footprints and preparing citizens for climate-related economic and environmental impacts.  Additionally, they will learn about the U.S. government and the energy sector’s response to cybersecurity threats.  
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Focus: Combatting Trafficking in Persons

May 18th - 22nd, 2024

Country: Morocco

This project examines best practices in combating trafficking in persons, focusing on both slave labor and sex trafficking.  Participants will examine U.S. legislation, visa regulations, and enforcement against and prosecution of traffickers; initiatives to identify, protect, assist, and provide services for trafficking victims; efforts to raise awareness through the media; and local, national, and international cooperative efforts to combat trafficking in persons.  Participants will discuss strategies to end trafficking, both domestically and internationally, with local, state, and federal government agencies, law enforcement officials, educators, NGO leaders, faith-based organizations, and advocacy groups.        

Recent International Visitor Delegations

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Country: China

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Country: Bhutan

“What Happens in Vegas Can Change the World”

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Our role is to identify pockets of excellence in the community with the potential to create positive change.

Numerous departments at UNLV have used this program as an opportunity to build

relationships with peers around the world.

WACLV has hosted more than 1,100 visitors from over 100 countries in the past 10 years. 

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Notable IVLP Alumni 

Since inception, over 350 Chiefs of State and /or Heads of Government are IVLP program alumni

Our Previous Visitors & Programs


Global Ties U.S. powers individuals, communities, and nations to build trust and advance peace and prosperity through international exchange.

The organization, established in 1981, is a non-partisan, non-profit.


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