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Greetings!:

Great job last week!  Do You Know The Answers To These Trivia Questions?

  • Which country almost entirely surrounds the White Sea?
  • Which country does not have a rectangular or square shaped flag? 
  • This holiday occurs every March 8 and is a general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. (HINT: Look at our upcoming events listed below and join us on March 8th!). 

Whether you do know the answers or not, join us for a fun night out on February 6th! Come to showcase your skills or just to learn at our WorldChicago Young Internationals Trivia Night!

 

More info here and below.

 

Hope to see YOU in the game!

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WorldChicago Coffee Conversations Series 

"Brazil - Criminal Justice Systems - Trends and Challenges"

Thursday, January 17, 2013

8:30-9:30am

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

5th Floor, Millennium Park Room

 

WorldChicago will host a delegation of 8 legal professionals from Brazil as part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. As a panel, the delegates will discuss the structure of the criminal justice system in Brazil and their observations of the American system, during their 3-week visit to the United States. Q&A to follow. Continental breakfast will be provided.

 

Cost & Registration: WorldChicago members, free of charge

Members, contact Lexy Gore to register at (312) 254-1800 x103 or Lgore@worldchicago.org 

 

Non-members: $10 Or, you may pay at the door with cash or check.

 

WorldChicago Young Internationals Trivia Night

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
6:00-8:30pm
The Globe Pub, 1934 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613

 

Back by popular demand!  Join WorldChicago for our 2013 kick-off event for Young Internationals - graduate students, young professionals and those young at heart (open to those 21+ years old)! Join us for appetizers, drinks, and a fabulous international trivia game! Come show off how much you know (or come just to learn!).   

Come with a team or come alone (and we'll make sure to team you up!). Join us for a fun, interactive and international night!

Cost & Registration: Price includes appetizers and 2 drink tickets.
Individual Ticket:  $18.00
Team of five: $80.00     

 

WorldChicago Coffee Conversations Series 
"Perspectives from Around the World ~ Insights from Fulbright Scholars"  

Friday, February 8, 2013

8:30-9:30am
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 66002

5th Floor, Millennium Park Room

 

WorldChicago will host a public forum for a prestigious group of international Fulbright scholars who are professors, researchers and experts from around the world, residing at area colleges and universities for 6-12 months. Come hear about their insights and experiences. Q & A to follow.

Continental breakfast will be provided.

  

Cost: WorldChicago members, free

Members, contact Lexy Gore to register at (312) 254-1800 x103 or Lgore@worldchicago.org   

 

Non-member Registration: $10 

 

WorldChicago Spring Diplomacy Luncheon Fundraiser

"Sports & Citizen Diplomacy"

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

12:00-1:30pm

University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

 

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Lester Munson, Senior Writer & Legal Analyst, ESPN.com; Investigative Reporter at Sports Illustrated and Adjunct Instructor at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism

 

Individual Tickets: $125

Sponsorships Opportunities
Gold Sponsor: $5,000
Silver Sponsor: $2,500
Bronze Sponsor: $1,800
   

 

Questions? Please contact Lexy Gore at Lgore@worldchicago.org or 312-254-1800 x103.

IWDCHICAGO CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Chicago Celebrates International Women's Day  

International Fair & Luncheon

Presented by International Trade Club of Chicago, Union League Club of Chicago, WorldChicago

  IWD

Friday, March 8, 2013

Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago

10:30 am - International Fair

12:00 pm- Keynote Luncheon   

 

Keynote Speaker

Ellen Costello, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Corp. and U.S. Country Head     

 

Cost 

$65 Luncheon ticket (includes admission to International Fair)

$125 Booth at International Fair (includes one luncheon ticket)

$700 Partner Table (includes 10-top luncheon table, booth at International Fair and program recognition)

 

Registration and more information available at www.chicagowomensday.org.

Questions? Please contact Lexy Gore at Lgore@worldchicago.org or 312-254-1800 x103.

APRILHOSTING3HOMESTAY HOSTING OPPORTUNITIES - APRIL/MAY 2013
The following professional program participants are in meetings or internships all day during the week, spending time with host families primarily during evenings and weekends.

Legislative Fellows: Eastern Europe
April 4- May 8
3 young professionals from Armenia, Georgia and Moldova will have public policy fellowships

Legislative Fellows: South & Central Asia
April 14-May 8
4 young professionals from South and Central Asia will have public policy fellowships

Community Connections Program: Belarus
April 10-May 1
10 mid-career professionals will explore topics on strengthening NGO capacity through new technology

Open World Program: Turkmenistan
April 24-May 2
5 Civic leaders will be in Chicago exploring transportation management

Empower Access Fellows Program
April 26-May 21
3-4 fellows from Central Asia will explore issues related to working with people with disabilities

If interested, please contact Maria Krasinski, Youth & Professional Programs Manager, at mkrasinski@worldchicago.org or 312-254-1800 x102.
IVLPINTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
International Visitor Leadership Program:

Description: This U.S. Department of State program identifies foreign leaders in a variety of fields to visit the U.S. for 3 weeks (visiting 3-5 cities) to meet their professional counterparts, explore their thematic interest area(s), and experience America firsthand. These visitors stay in hotels.


This is a list of upcoming international delegations visiting Chicago through the International Visitor Leadership Program.

  • Brazil - US Criminal Justice System - January 16 - 20
  • Australia - Financial Markets - January 28 - 30
  • France - Equal Opportunity - January 23 - 27
  • Venezuela - Higher Education - January 30 - February 2 
  • Middle East Regional Project - Rule of Law - February 6 - 12

If interested in learning more about any of these programs, please contact John Baum at jbaum@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x100. 

SUPPORTTHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  

Support Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago Today! 

Sincerely,
Lexy Gore, Associate Director - Outreach
WorldChicago