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Homestay Hosts Needed for Legislative Fellows
WorldChicago is still seeking homestay hosts for two policy officials participating in the US Department of State's Legislative Fellowship Program from October 21-November 7, 2012.

Would you be interested in hosting Amin, a Parliament Reporter from Bangladesh, who is interested in exploring the role of community media in the United States?  Or perhaps Muhammad from Pakistan who is passionate about the advancement of women's rights and the eradication of illiteracy?

If interested, please contact John Baum at 312-254-1800 x100 or jbaum@worldchicago.org.

Thank you for being citizen diplomats!
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LEGFELLOWSHOMESTAY HOSTS NEEDED FOR LEGISLATIVE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

South & Central Asian Legislative Fellows Program  

Chicago Dates: October 21 - November 7, 2012      


Description: 4 Emerging Public Policy Professionals from Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan will be completing fellowships at State and Local Government Offices and NGO's in Chicago.  All participants are fluent in English.     

 

Home stays are needed for all of these delegates.  A small stipend is available for homestay hosts. 

 

What do we need?
Each guest with his or her own bed and access to a private or shared bathroom;

Quality time spent with guests to share experiences and insights about daily life and culture in Chicago    

 

Stipends are available to homestay hosts for both programs.  If interested in hosting 1-2 of these Legislative Fellows in your home, please contact John Baum at (312) 254-1800 x100 or jbaum@worldchicago.org.

FLEXHOST A HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM RUSSIA OR MOLDOVA - SEEKING NORTH SIDE FAMILIES-NOVEMBER-JUNE  

Anna, a FLEX student from Ukraine,

meeting her Chicago host sister for the first time!   

FLEX student 

Join in the Fun and Host Olga or Inga in Your Home!

Seeking North Side Families... 

 

Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program: Russia & Moldova

   

WorldChicago needs your help!  We are seeking permanent host family placements for two female students, one from Russia and one from Moldova.  Olga and Inga arrived in Chicago in August and are now attending Lincoln Park High School.  They are staying with a temporary host family in the area.   If interested in hosting them from mid-November until the end of the school year, please contact Peggy Parfenoff at pparfenoff@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x101. Thank you! 

 

To apply, click here.

WCOTHEREVENTSOTHER WORLDCHICAGO EVENTS 
WorldChicago Coffee Conversations, An Affiliate Event of Chicago Ideas Week  

"Religious Pluralism: Perspectives from Pakistan" 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
8:30-9:30am  

Chicago Cultural Center  

1st Floor, Garland Room 

78 E. Washington Street

Chicago, IL 60602

 

WorldChicago will host a public forum for community leaders from Pakistan who will address issues related to religious pluralism in Pakistan.  They will be exploring this issue in the U.S. as participants in a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.  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 

 

Non-member Registration: $10 per person    

 

International Trade Club of Chicago Fall Trade Lecture and Business Networking Reception

ITCC  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The John Marshall Law School, Suite 1200

315 S. Plymouth Court

Chicago, IL 60604

 

5:00pm: Lecture / Q&A
6:00pm: Reception

 

In cooperation with The John Marshall Law School Center for International Law and WorldChicago.

JMLS2 World Chicago
Join the international business community for a stimulating presentation followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.  Enjoy a lecture by featured speaker, Nicholas Kralev, author of America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st Century Diplomacy, journalist, lecturer and founder of Center on the Practice of Diplomacy.

Cost: $25 members of ITCC, WorldChicago***, The John Marshall Law School faculty and staff
***WorldChicago members, contact Karolina Maslanka at karolina@worldchicago.org for the discount code.
$40 non-members, register here.

WorldChicago Young Internationals Event

Open to young professionals and those young at heart! 

"Traditional Asian Ink Painting Class"

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

6:00-8:00pm

Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

 

After learning the basic brush strokes of tradition Asian ink painting, each participant will go home with 4 small paintings of bamboo, plum blossom, chrysanthemum and orchid. The four flowers represent the four seasons and are traditionally compared to Confucius "gentleman." The class will be taught by Lillstreet instructor, Allison Svoboda.   

 

Includes wine & cheese.

 

Note: Limited class capacity.  Register early!

Register here: $25 per person 

IVLPINTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM & MEAL HOSPITALITY REQUESTS

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. 

  • Nigeria - Government transparency - October 4 - 9  
  • Pakistan-Religious Pluralism-October 9-13 
  • Africa Regional Project- US Judicial System-October 17-21
  • Austria-Elections- October 27-30  
OTHEREVENTSOTHER INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AROUND TOWN 

Chicago Ideas Week 

October 8-14 throughout the city.

WorldChicago is pleased to host an Affiliate Event with Chicago Ideas Week (see above)  

 

Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) is a premier annual gathering of global thought leaders created to drive ideas into actionable results.  Co-chaired by Brad Keywell, Eric Lefkosky, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Mayor Richard M. Daley, CIW brings together widely recognized visionaries to the Midwest to discuss a variety of social topics and share breakthrough concepts.  CIW speakers will include Tom Brokaw, Colin Powell, Edward Norton, Elle Macpherson, Deepak Chopra, and more!  

 

A sampling of additional events with a global theme- 

For only $15 a ticket, you will participate the sharing of ideas, inspiring action, and igniting change to positively impact our world.

 

Check out the schedule now to start planning your week!  Click here for the schedule or visit www.chicagoideas.com for more information.

 

Fulcrum Point New Music Project  

Fiesta Latina: 14th Annual Benefit

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:00pm

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago

 

Fulcrum Point New Music Project musicians, led by Stephen Burns, will perform Latin music & dance from Mexico, Spain and the Andes with special guests: Sones de Mexico Ensemble, Flamenco artist Chiara Mangiameli, young musicians and dancers from ChiArts High School, and their own Sound Tracks Plus students from Waters Elementary School.

 

For tickets and more information, visit www.fulcrumpoint.org.  

 

SUPPORTTHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  

Support Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago Today! 

Sincerely,
Lexy Gore, Associate Director - Outreach
WorldChicago