News Releases

The International Center Receives Indianapolis Foundation Grant

(INDIANAPOLIS – May 21, 2015) . . . The International Center has received a $35,000 grant from the Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), which will support The Center’s Festival Fund. The Festival Fund serves internationally-focused organizations and their events in the greater Indianapolis area that enrich cultural life by celebrating cultural expression and encourage understanding and appreciation for different cultures. Sponsorship preference is provided to events promoting education about the nations that represent the residents of Central Indiana and that highlight the arts, cultures, foods and traditions of those nations. Qualifying community organizations
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The International Center to Honor John Lechleiter as 2015 International Citizen of the Year

(INDIANAPOLIS – April 13, 2015) . . . John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., who serves as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Indianapolis-based global pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company, has been selected by the Board of Directors of The International Center as recipient of the 2015 International Citizen of the Year Award. The award will be presented at a tribute dinner and program at the Indiana Roof Ballroom on October 6, 2015. Honorary Co-Chairs for the event represent a corporate and civic Who’s Who of previous award recipients, former Eli Lilly and Company top executives, global corporate community
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The International Center Launches Cross-Cultural Leadership Development Series

March 16, 2015 Spring 2015 Leadership Across Cultures Program Follows Successful Pilot (INDIANAPOLIS – March 16, 2015) . . . For many Indiana businesses, globalization is more than a buzzword: If it’s not a goal, it is already a reality. In response to companies’ growing need to improve their global leadership infrastructure in order to effectively expand their global operations, The International Center has launched Leadership Across Cultures, a leadership development series designed for leaders who work in today’s global market,  that spans three Fridays in late April and early May, 2015. The series has been developed in collaboration
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Indianapolis to Host International Women of Courage Award Recipient from Bolivia

(INDIANAPOLIS – March 6, 2015) — The International Center has announced that Rosa Julieta Montaño Salvatierra, Founder and Director of Oficina Juridica para la Mujer in Bolivia, is visiting Indianapolis through Wednesday, March 11 to meet with local government and nonprofit leaders who share her passion for advocating for the rights of women, particularly advocacy for victims of rape, sexual assault and domestic abuse. Ms. Montaño is one of ten women worldwide who received an International Women of Courage distinction from Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom and First Lady Michelle Obama and who are traveling to nine U.S.
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