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September 2017

Strategic and Economic Priorities for the Indian Ocean Region

September 19 - September 24

8 visitors will be coming from the Indian Ocean region to make professional connections in San Diego exploring the following:  Assess the shifting security priorities, trade flows, and environmental complexities of the Indian Ocean region and its 5 sub-regions: Middle East and Gulf States, Red Sea and linkages to the Mediterranean, East Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia and Oceania Discuss bilateral and multi-lateral institutional arrangements and initiatives to ensure maritime security and resolve maritime disputes Examine efforts to address regional…

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Promoting Resilient Communities: The Role of Law Enforcement

September 27 - October 1

8 visitors will be coming from Turkey to make professional connections in San Diego exploring the following: Develop deeper understanding of CVE policies and approaches at all levels of the U.S. government and law enforcement in enhancing the capacity of local community partners to prevent radicalization Highlight the importance of public-private sector collaboration and trust-building, particularly between local communities and law enforcement, in tackling the problem of violent extremism Examine effective, community-level CVE programs and initiatives designed to engage populations…

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October 2017

State and Local Government *Global Social Hour on October 5

October 3 - October 7

14 Visitors will be coming from multiple regions to make professional connections in San Diego exploring the following: Introduce the structures and functions of the U.S. federal system of government, with emphasis on the division of authority and responsibility between federal, state, and local governments Demonstrate successful models of cooperation among state and local governments, nongovernmental organizations, community organizations, and the business sector Examine various models of state and local governments and explain how they function in the U.S. and…

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Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative *Dinner Hospitality Available

October 7 - November 5

12 delegates will be coming from Latin America and the Caribbean to make professional connections in San Diego through month-long business fellowships with local companies. They will be living as a cohort downtown, working Monday-Thursday with local companies, and spending Fridays in professional development sessions as a group. Host institutions confirmed thus far include Hub Makers Space and Fuse Integration, Hera Labs, San Diego PRIDE, County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services, Edible Alchemy, and OnePitch and BAM Communications.

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ADDRESSING RADICALIZATION IN THE SAHEL

October 12 - October 17

14 delegates will be coming from African countries to make professional connections in San Diego to learn about U.S. programs that work to counter radicalization, including the relationship between federal, state, and local programs; explore the underlying conditions that fuel extremism, political grievances, communal conflicts, social structures, and economic disparity and emerging trends to address them; examine community-based efforts designed to build strong community resistance to violent extremism and promote tolerance, including community policing and prison rehabilitation programs; and discuss how…

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Professional Fellows Program (PFP) and Young Southeast Asia Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) *Home Hosting Available

October 13 - November 13

8 delegates will be coming from Eastern Europe and South East Asia to make professional connections in San Diego through month-long business fellowships with local companies. These fellows will be home hosted and work approximately 40 hours per week while in San Diego. Host institutions include PANA, ESET, Founders First Capital Partners, San Diego Workforce Partnership, DoWhop, UCSD Center for Commercialization and Innovation, UCSD Rady School, and RISE San Diego

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Colorado River Project

October 19

25 Visitors will be coming from the U.S. and Mexico to make professional connections in San Diego exploring the following: Visiting the Imperial Valley's Imperial Irrigation District to better understand bi-national management of the Colorado River resources

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Tech Entrepreneurs in Low-Tech Environments

October 28 - November 5

6 delegates will be coming from Liberia to make professional connections in San Diego and provide examples of how U.S. states and communities provide internet access to resource poor, underserved or rural communities in the United States; illustrate how the United States promotes the study of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in resource poor, underserved or rural communities; highlight best practices in using information technology to streamline businesses, deliver services and grow the customer base; and observe how businesses…

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November 2017

Entrepreneurship

November 2 - November 7

5 delegates will be coming from Morocco to make professional connections in San Diego and highlight U.S. efforts to help new entrepreneurs overcome social and financial hurdles through leadership development, job creation, access to capital, marketing, education, and innovations that encourage entrepreneurship; explore and assess best practices for promoting small business development including lending, initiatives to reduce bureaucratic hurdles, and incubators; illustrate mentoring and other models to encourage entrepreneurs who launch small start-up businesses.  

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Strong Cities: Building Community Resilience to Radicalization and Violent Extremism

November 15 - November 18

20 Visitors will be coming from multiple countries to make professional connections in San Diego exploring the following: Facilitate systematic sharing of knowledge, expertise, and lessons learned on building social cohesion and community resilience to prevent violent extremism across cities on on international basis Analyze and examine emerging trends in addressing the underlying conditions that fuel political grievances, communal conflicts, and economic disparity within communities Explore the role of faith-based and secular organizations, community based efforts, and public-private partnerships in…

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