IVLP: US to host virtual reception, storytelling workshop celebrating 80 years Wednesday

The US Department of State will host a virtual reception and storytelling workshop on Wednesday titled “My IVLP Moment” marking the 80th anniversary of the International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP).

The virtual event will close the yearlong anniversary celebration of the IVLP and highlight opportunities to increase connections between the United States and other countries, including Bangladesh.

The programme will feature opening remarks by Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce and special video remarks from former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and IVLP alumnus Tony Blair, said the US Department of State.

IVLP alumni from around the world, US nonprofit partners, and representatives from Congressional offices will join the virtual reception.

The nonprofit StoryCenter will facilitate a storytelling workshop to help the IVLP network underscore the historic legacy of the programme and the transformational power of international exchanges.

For the past 80 years, the IVLP has connected current and emerging leaders from around the world to the United States through short-term exchanges.

With over 225,000 alumni, the programme continues to build vital linkages that benefit both the US and IVLP participants’ home countries.

Throughout 2020, the State Department has highlighted 80 accomplished IVLP alumni and the impact of their experiences on the global community.

Source: United News of Bangladesh