The International Center is a catalyst to inform, convene and connect public, private and civic global objectives in Indiana.
LEADERSHIP ACROSS CULTURES RETURNS
OCTOBER 18 & 19
Leaders in the Indianapolis community have the opportunity to increase their global awareness at Leadership Across Cultures. The two-day development program will focus on global challenges such as: leading diverse teams, working across multiple time zones, and moving your company into new international markets.

Presenters at the event come from reputable companies such as Corteva Agriscience, Eli Lilly and Company, Indiana Tech, and Roche Diagnostic s. The core objective of the event is to provide awareness, knowledge, and strategy to professionals who come into contact with people from other cultures, and better engage in those interactions.

“With a lifelong passion for international relations competing against the reality of a lifetime residency in Indianapolis, I knew I was missing a key set of perspectives as I entered a globally focused career,” Executive Director of American China Society of Indiana Colin Renk said. “Through the International Center’s Leadership Across Cultures program, I gained real-world insights and practical knowledge to help cultivate better understanding and acumen to thrive in a global working world.”
 
The event will take place at The International Center, One Ind. Square, from Oct. 18 and 19. The registration deadline is Oct. 10, and any interested parties may register HERE . For more information, contact Ansuyah Naiken.
INTERNATIONAL CENTER CELEBRATES
CITIZENSHIP DAY
The main lobby of the Indiana State Museum was abuz z with activity on the morning of September 17 as cameras flashed and children waved, smiling to loved ones waiting to take an oath of citizenship to the United States of America.

The naturalization ceremony, which grants immigrants to the United States citizen status, was led by Judge Mark J. Dinsmore. Dinsmore noted Sept. 17 was also Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, which observes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become United States citizens.

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison Alli Tinch presented a flag to the eldest naturalized citizen, Joyce Kathleen Moffat, on behalf of The International Center.

“It was such an honor to receive the flag of the United States of America,” Moffat said. “I feel it is such a confirmation that this is my country.”

Moffat initially left Canada in 1962, and now 56 years later, she has decided to make the United States her new home. Moffat has six children and 15 grandchildren, including two great-grandchildren, who all live in the United States.

“I feel I am now united with family and [also with] my new family, the United States of America,” she said.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, tables were set up to help citizens register to vote and apply for a United States passport. Both are rights that Moffat said she intended to take full advantage of as she begins her life as a United States citizen.
Immigrant Welcome Center Secures Naturalization Grant
The Immigrant Welcome Center announced last Thursday at the Live Local, Think Global event they secured a grant to increase accessibility to naturalization services for immigrants. Congratulations on this fantastic achievement!
ARGENTINA LEARNS INDIANA SPORTS
The International Center welcomed ten higher education representatives from Argentina last month for a four-day tour of Indiana women’s sports. The visit was part of a 10-day U.S. Embassy program aimed at creating opportunities for cooperation between the two countries.

The delegation was busy meeting Indiana’s finest in college sports including University of Indianapolis, Indiana University, NCAA, and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. They also met with the Indiana Commission for Women and Indiana Civil Rights Commission to discuss the role and enforcement of Title IX and accessibility in sports. The visitors did have time for some fun, however, and explored the Sports Legends Experience at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.

The Argentine visitors left with the hopes of returning to Indiana with their students next fall to compete with local college teams in basketball, soccer, and tennis. The International Center would like to thank everyone involved who helped make the visit a huge success!
Announcements
Cassandra Hustedt Newest Staff Member
Cassandra Hustedt has been named Marketing and Communications Associate at The International Center. In this role, she is responsible for managing the organization’s social media efforts, creation of marketing materials, and both internal and external communications.

Cassandra most recently served as creative director and business manager for Brainstorm Escapes in Champaign, Illinois. Prior to her engagement with Brainstorm, she was marketing coordinator for Escape Bloomington, in Bloomington, Illinois.

Cassandra also has experience as a production assistant and video editor with a production company in her native state of Illinois. She is a graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in interactive media and communications.
October 10
Indiana University
School of International Studies
355 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington, IN
November 2
The International Center
One Indiana Square, Suite 2000
Indianapolis, IN
October 13
German Park
8600 S. Meridian St.

October 11 - 21
Various Indianapolis locations
heartlandfilmfestival.org

October 18
Eiteljorg Museum
500 W. Washington St.

October 18-19
The International Center
One Ind. Square, Suite 2000

Taste the Difference Festival
October 20
Lafayette Square
3685 Commercial Dr., Indianapolis

October 27
Eiteljorg Museum
500 W. Washington St.
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