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 THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL COHORT FOR JAMES T. MORRIS GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SERIES 

Meet the 24 global leaders participating in the first-ever Morris Series!

LESLIE GRISHIN NAMED NEWEST BOARD MEMBER OF INDIANA COUNCIL ON WORLD AFFAIRS

(INDIANAPOLIS – July 16, 2020) – Leslie Grishin, International Visitors Program Manager at The International Center, has been selected as the new board member for Indiana Council on World Affairs. She will replace Ashley Eason, VP of Programs and Services at The Center, who previously served in this role.   “I am excited to have the opportunity to join the board and continue to strengthen the relationship between both The International Center and Indiana Council on World Affairs. The Indiana Council on World Affairs provides meaningful opportunities to educate more Hoosiers on important international events and their relevance to U.S.
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PETER KIRKWOOD NAMED NEW INDIANA STATE REPRESENATATIVE FOR SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL

(INDIANAPOLIS – June 17, 2020) – Peter Kirkwood, Protocol Officer at The International Center, has been selected as the new Indiana State Representative for Sister Cities International effective July 1, 2020. He will replace Jane Gehlhausen, who served in this role for four years.   “We are experiencing an unprecedented awareness of global connectedness throughout the world at this time, and citizen diplomats have an important role to promote peace and strengthen local communities,” said Kirkwood. “I am most looking forward to seeing the growth in exchanges among Indiana cities and their partners.”  Peter began working with Sister Cities International
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP PROGRAM NAMED IN HONOR OF JIM MORRIS

(Indianapolis – May 1, 2020) – The International Center has announced the new James T. Morris Global Leadership Series, Indiana’s first and only program of its kind. Applications to participate in the program, which will begin in August, are available on The Center’s website between May 1 and June 15.   The program is named for Indiana’s own Jim Morris in honor of his decades of global leadership, including his current presidentially appointed role as the U.S. representative on the executive board of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Morris has also served as executive director of the United
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FOUR NEW MEMBERS JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(Indianapolis – March 30) – The International Center welcomes four new members to its board of directors: Lee Feinstein, Lori Greene, Sarah Iglehart, and Linda Kaiser. Lee Feinstein is founding dean of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. Before assuming this role, he was the U.S. ambassador to Poland from 2009 to 2012. He also served as the national security director to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and as a senior foreign policy advisor to President Barack Obama. Lori Greene serves as vice president of enrollment management at Butler University.
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The International Center’s operations update as of March 16, 2020

Effective Monday, March 16, The International Center’s offices at One Indiana Square (Regions Bank Tower), 20th floor in downtown Indianapolis will be closed to visitors. All full- and part-time staff members will work remotely from home, and we will continue to be available to serve you virtually and by phone. We have taken this action in response to public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus, now considered by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic. The health and well-being of our employees and those we serve is our top priority, so we have complete confidence we have chosen the proper
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MARTIN BAIER TO SPEAK AT THE INDIANA GLOBAL ECONOMIC SUMMIT

(Indianapolis – Feb. 19, 2020) – Martin Baier, president and CEO of The International Center, will speak at the inaugural Indiana Global Economic Summit, hosted by the State of Indiana and the Indiana Economic Development Association April 26-28 in Indianapolis.   The goal of the summit is to bring together global thought leaders, decision makers and trailblazers. Baier will be among a roster of 34 other presenters including Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and Secretary of Commerce for the state of Indiana, Jim Schellinger. In addition to his leadership at The International Center, Baier serves as Honorary Consul of France
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