In strengthening Civil Society Institution, a 3-hour workshop facilitated by Joan Godoy, Radical Partners grounded in non-governmental institutions and how they are instrumental to a country’s democracy and engagement to civil society. However, many struggle to strengthen the institutional capacity and transparency that is critical to stability, good governance and…

My time serving as a program intern at Global Ties Miami was one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences of my academic career. I interned during the Summer of 2019, which was my freshman year summer. I had just taken my first international relations class, and while I was…

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) has transformed this past year and a half but it has not changed its ultimate goal: creating long-term relationships between local professionals and their counterparts around the world. The beauty of virtual programming has been witnessing the powerful exchanges that can still happen even…

International Visitor Leadership Programs (IVLP) continue to connect citizen diplomats from across the world with the local Miami community in a virtual capacity. In July an IVLP program for Video Games for STEAM and Entrepreneurship (A Western Hemisphere Program) took place with 21 IVLP participants who had a panel…

Member Spotlight: An Interview with Mohammad Shakir

Global Ties Miami is always delighted to feature our members who hail from many regions of the world, and who bring their passions and diverse perspectives toward promoting citizen diplomacy. This month we feature Mohammad Shakir, a U.S. Army Veteran, former Miami-Dade…

“Liberty Enlightening the World,” commonly known as The Statue of Liberty, was dedicated to the United States by the people of France on October 28, 1886. On June 30, 2021, a 1,000 pound nine-foot bronze replica of the statue, made from the same plaster as the original, arrived at…

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