throughAwareness,<br /> Education and<br />Opportunities<br />
by Connecting<br />People,companies, Families,<br /> organizations and students<br />from Tulsa and<br />Oklahoma with the...
by offering a World of Services<br />international visitors,<br />Sister Cities<br /> exchanges, global<br /> business pro...
“If only people will get together, then so eventually will nations.”<br />-President Dwight D. Eisenhower<br />The Sister ...
Tulsa’s 8 Sister Cities<br />
Sister Cities Partnerships <br />San Luis Potosi, Celle, Amiens, Tiberias, <br />Zelenograd, Utsunomiya, Kaohsiung, Beihai...
Sister Cities Partnerships <br />City Hall to City Hall, classroom to classroom, business to business, community to commun...
Professional Visitor Programs<br />International Visitor Leadership Program &<br />Youth Ambassador Program<br />Funded by...
Professional Visitor Programs <br />Average 300 visitors to Tulsa-more than 60 countries <br />represented-with a $627,000...
International Visitors <br />
“I can think of no worthier task than that of creating tools for international co-operation and working for the betterment...
International Business Series<br />Understanding your International Business Partners<br />
“Celebrate diversity. The world is a giant patchwork of many cultures. Find a way to share, learn and understand.”<br />-W...
Kids’ World 2008<br />More than15,000 children, teachers, families<br />1770 volunteers, 57 booths, 35 cultures represente...
Culture Box Program<br />42 countries, hands-on learning, available for rent<br />See,<br /> Touch,<br /> Smell,<br /> Hea...
Tucky Roger Fellowship<br />Global education opportunities for teachers<br />Financial assistance for educators throughout...
“Average Americans, in their natural state, are the best Ambassadors a country can have.”<br />-The Ugly American, publish...
TGA Promotes Excellence <br />in Citizen Diplomacy<br />Typically more than 520 volunteers spend 10,000 hours a year with ...
How to Become a Citizen Diplomat?<br />Get involved<br /><ul><li> Become am individual or corporate member of TGA
 Host a youth exchange student
 Join a Sister City Partnership
 Volunteer at cultural events
 Interact with international visitors
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  2. 2. throughAwareness,<br /> Education and<br />Opportunities<br />
  3. 3. by Connecting<br />People,companies, Families,<br /> organizations and students<br />from Tulsa and<br />Oklahoma with the<br />Rest of the World.<br />
  4. 4. by offering a World of Services<br />international visitors,<br />Sister Cities<br /> exchanges, global<br /> business programs<br />and global education<br />
  5. 5. “If only people will get together, then so eventually will nations.”<br />-President Dwight D. Eisenhower<br />The Sister Cities movement was founded in 1956 by President Eisenhower “to help build the road to an enduring peace.” He appointed a Civic Committee to set up town affiliations linking U.S. communities with counterparts around the globe, better known today as Sister Cities International.<br />
  6. 6. Tulsa’s 8 Sister Cities<br />
  7. 7. Sister Cities Partnerships <br />San Luis Potosi, Celle, Amiens, Tiberias, <br />Zelenograd, Utsunomiya, Kaohsiung, Beihai<br />
  8. 8. Sister Cities Partnerships <br />City Hall to City Hall, classroom to classroom, business to business, community to community and table to table.<br />
  9. 9. Professional Visitor Programs<br />International Visitor Leadership Program &<br />Youth Ambassador Program<br />Funded by U.S. Department of State<br />Community Connections<br />Funded by USAID<br />Open World<br />Funded by Library of Congress<br />
  10. 10. Professional Visitor Programs <br />Average 300 visitors to Tulsa-more than 60 countries <br />represented-with a $627,000 economic impact in Tulsa annually.<br />
  11. 11. International Visitors <br />
  12. 12. “I can think of no worthier task than that of creating tools for international co-operation and working for the betterment of his fellow human beings.”<br />-U Thant, Former Secretary General, United Nations<br />
  13. 13. International Business Series<br />Understanding your International Business Partners<br />
  14. 14. “Celebrate diversity. The world is a giant patchwork of many cultures. Find a way to share, learn and understand.”<br />-World Citizens Guide, worldcitizensguide.org<br />
  15. 15. Kids’ World 2008<br />More than15,000 children, teachers, families<br />1770 volunteers, 57 booths, 35 cultures represented<br />Imagine, Discover<br />Share the world!<br />
  16. 16. Culture Box Program<br />42 countries, hands-on learning, available for rent<br />See,<br /> Touch,<br /> Smell,<br /> Hear the<br /> World!<br />
  17. 17. Tucky Roger Fellowship<br />Global education opportunities for teachers<br />Financial assistance for educators throughout the Tulsa Metropolitan Service Area to support efforts of their own design to promote global awareness, education, and understanding by visiting Tulsa's Sister Cities and by serving as a resource for TGA, educational institutions, and students.<br />
  18. 18. “Average Americans, in their natural state, are the best Ambassadors a country can have.”<br />-The Ugly American, published by William Lederer and Eugene Burdick, in 1958<br />
  19. 19. TGA Promotes Excellence <br />in Citizen Diplomacy<br />Typically more than 520 volunteers spend 10,000 hours a year with international visitors to the Tulsa area.<br />The idea that the individual<br />citizen has the right, <br />Even the responsibility, to<br />help shape US foreign<br /> relations“one<br />handshake at a time”.<br />
  20. 20. How to Become a Citizen Diplomat?<br />Get involved<br /><ul><li> Become am individual or corporate member of TGA
  21. 21. Host a youth exchange student
  22. 22. Join a Sister City Partnership
  23. 23. Volunteer at cultural events
  24. 24. Interact with international visitors
  25. 25. Learn about “Doing Business in Other Countries”
  26. 26. Build bridges between people, cultures</li></li></ul><li>TGA Corporate Members<br />Empower theirCompanies for moreglobal success while raisingthe community’s international awareness!<br />
  27. 27. Thank You Corporate Citizen Diplomats<br />Mollie Williford<br />T.D. Williamson, Inc.<br />Pryor Stone Co.<br />MHS Caster & Manufacturing Company<br />Anne and Henry<br />Zarrow Foundation<br />ONEOK, Inc.<br />School of International Studies<br />Oklahoma State University<br />Anchor Stone<br />RVA, L.L.C.<br />Market research & Consulting<br />J.M. Brown & Associates, Inc.<br />
  28. 28. “I learned about America from Americans. America is diversity.”<br /><ul><li>Indonesian journalist</li></ul>“Our interaction with the world must be a conversation, not a monologue.”<br /><ul><li>Dina Habib Powell, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs</li></li></ul><li>www.tulsaglobalalliance.org<br />

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