Global Ties U.S. is a network of community-based organizations that host professional exchanges through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP),
the U.S. State Department’s flagship professional exchange program. Martin Baier, CEO and president of The International Center, serves on the board of Global Ties U.S., and The International Center is the only organization (out of 84 nationwide) administering the program here in Indiana.
During the conference, Martin moderated high-level discussions with board members and Ashley Eason, the vice president of programs and services at The International Center, served as moderator of a breakout session on leadership development that featured panelists from a peer organization in Cincinnati, the State Department, and Cultural Vistas.
The team also heard from IVLP alumni, now in high positions in their respective countries, and visited the Embassies of the EU, Uzbekistan, China, and Bahrain. The conference was capped off with an elegant reception at the State Department and celebration of the achievements of IVLP.
This year is the 80
anniversary of IVLP.