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Remember WorldChicago during your end-of-the-year holiday giving and help us to continue to support Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago!  As many of you know, yesterday was Giving Tuesday and although our request comes one day later, we hope that you'll consider making a tax-deductible donation to WorldChicago, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and Chicago's host to hundreds of emerging leaders from around the world each year!  Please donate here. Thank you for your support!

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WCOTHEREVENTSWORLDCHICAGO DECEMBER EVENTS 
WorldChicago Annual Meeting & Holiday Party

"Around the World with WorldChicago & the Chicago Photography Center" snowflake

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

6:00-8:00pm

Chicago Photography Center, 3301 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657  

 

Celebrate the holidays with an international photography exhibit representing photos from local and international photographers. The exhibit will include photos from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.     

  

Enjoy a Mediterranean buffet dinner and international wine with WorldChicago and Chicago Photography Center members and friends.     

    

"In selecting the work for this exhibition I wanted to find a unique voice or vision of each photographer while also creating a show that is cohesive and works as a whole.  Although the theme of the exhibition could have led to distinctive landscapes, cityscapes or other iconography as the focal points of images, I felt strongly that, with our current world events, it was the people I wanted to emphasize.  These artists have succeeded in taking us on a visual journey where they are exploring their own cultural curiosity, finding wonder and amazement in the scenes they witness, and mapping a path through an artistic documentation of what they have found." - Curator, Jeff Stevenson, Gallery Director, Governors State University

 

We will also delight in a special slideshow presentation by WorldChicago volunteers traveling through Japan, Taiwan and Vladivostok, Russia, this fall.

   

Cost and Registration: $30.00 per person

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Coffee Conversations Series  China flag

"The Workplace: Chicago & Shanghai"  

Friday, December 7, 2012 

8:30-9:30am

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street

 

5th Floor, Millennium Park Room

 

Chicago, IL 60602

 

 

WorldChicago will host a public forum for 8 rising business leaders from Shanghai, China, who are here in Chicago on a two-month program until early December participating in internships with local companies in the fields of human resources, airport management and real estate.  Their program is coordinated by WorldChicago in cooperation with the Shanghai Economic Management College and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Shanghai Municipal Government.  Our delegates will speak about the similarities and differences in the workplace in Chicago and Shanghai.  Join us to hear about their experiences and to bid them farewell as this will be their last full day in Chicago!   

Q & A to follow.  Continental breakfast will be provided.

 

Cost & Registration: WorldChicago members, free

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

 

IRAQICHICAGOCHICAGO AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2013 IRAQI YOUNG LEADERS EXCHANGE PROGRAM!

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program:

 

July 12-August 5, 2013
Application Deadline: January 6, 2013   

 

Description: In partnership with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning, WorldChicago is now recruiting Chicago-area high school students ages 15 to 17 to participate in the 2013 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, based in the United States. During this 3.5-week, fully-funded program, Iraqi and American teenagers will travel together to multiple American cities to explore the themes of civic responsibility, community development, global issues, leadership, and diversity, with the goal of promoting mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between the United States and Iraq.  

The program begins in Brattleboro, Vermont at the SIT Graduate Institute, followed by two weeks with host families across the U.S., and concludes with a civic education week in Washington, DC. Participants will focus on the program themes through site meetings, experiential learning activities, leadership trainings, civic participation, mentoring by community, business, and NGO leaders, volunteering, cultural events, and outdoor leadership activities.

For complete program information, visit: http://blogs.worldlearning.org/iylep/. To apply now, link here

 

Questions? Please contact Maria Krasinski, Youth & Professional Programs Manager, at mkrasinski@worldchicago.org or 312-254-1800 x102.

FLEXHOST A HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM KYRGYZSTAN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND/OR NEXT SEMESTER 


Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program: Kyrgyzstan

 

WorldChicago needs your help!  We are seeking a holiday host from now through January 1st as well as a 2nd semester host from January through June for a male student attending Taft High School in Chicago this academic year (families on the north side will be most convenient).  

 

Manas is a friendly, out-going and energetic 17 year old.  He enjoys horseback riding and cooking with his family. At school, his favorite subjects are mathematics and English. Outside school, Manas is involved in soccer, aikido, and modern dance. Manas enjoys listening to American pop and classical music, and he enjoys reading mystery novels. His only international travel experience includes Russia, so he is very excited to be living in Chicago this year!

 

Manas is currently living with a temporary host family in the area.  If interested in hosting him for the holidays and/or for next semester and learning about his fascinating country and culture while showcasing ours, please contact Peggy Parfenoff at pparfenoff@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x101. Thank you! 

 

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.    

 

If you are interested in meeting with these visitors professionally and/or socially for meals in your home, please contact John Baum at (312) 254-1800 x100 or jbaum@worldchicago.org to request these opportunities (please note that not all requests may be met due to scheduling conflicts and programming goals). Meal hospitality has specifically been requested for the visitor programs highlighted below in red. Priority for meal hosting is given to current WorldChicago members.    

  • Western Hemisphere Regional Project- International Education - November 29-December 4
  • Iraq-Public Health-December 4-8
OTHEROTHER INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AROUND TOWN 

A Cultural Rite of Passage or a Violation of International Human Rights Law?


Thursday, November 29, 2012, 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
DePaul University, Lewis Tower, Room 241, 25 E. Jackson Blvd. (at Wabash Avenue), Chicago 

 

The DePaul University College of Law International Human Rights Law Institute hosts Liberian journalist and activist Mae Azango, as she presents a lecture on the controversial custom of female genital mutilation in her home country.


Free of charge and open to the public. Lunch provided. RSVP for lunch is required.
Reply to Elisabeth Ward, eward3@depaul.edu with "RSVP Nov. 29" in email Subject line.

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Sincerely,
Lexy Gore, Associate Director - Outreach
WorldChicago