International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) , the Department of State’s premier professional exchange initiative for emerging leaders. The short-term visits foster mutual understanding and develop cultural and professional connections. The program has over 225,000 alumni worldwide, including more than 300 Swiss alumni including Swiss Federal Councilors Simonetta Sommaruga and Karin Keller-Sutter; State Councilor Christian ...
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Andreas Schädler Participates in the IVLP program Global Threat Cooperation

In Liechtenstein, the National Police are responsible for international police cooperation. Crime in Liechtenstein always has international implications and therefore international police cooperation in the fight against crime is very highly rated and international police cooperation is our daily business. In my capacity as the Head of Crime Investigation Division I am the point of ...
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Mario Ramò Joines an IVLP program on U.S. Trade Policy

Participating in the IVLP was one of the most amazing and valuable experiences – both personally but also with regards to my professional career. Getting this unique opportunity of a deep dive into the U.S. view on international trade policy, having exchanges with government officials, think tanks, business federations, but also everyday people from many ...
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IVLP 2020 “The Digital Economy – Transformative Technology for the Social Good”

Guest blog post by: Tim Weingärtner – Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Participant of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) program 2020 “The Digital Economy – Transformative Technology for the Social Good” The IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) is an “on invitation only” program by the U.S. State Department with each group having a special ...
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Frederike Asael Participates in the Program “Entrepreneurship as the Engine of Prosperity and Stability”

This past spring, Frederike Asael, an entrepreneur and photographer from Switzerland, participated in the three-week IVLP program designed by the U.S. Department of State entitled “Entrepreneurship as the Engine of Prosperity and Stability.” The program aims to promote small business development, innovation, and entrepreneurial acumen as paths to socio-economic wellbeing and political stability. After Frederike’s ...
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December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is annually held on December 3. The United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3 proclaimed the annual observance of this Day in 1992. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness about the situation of persons with ...
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