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IIE Denver Hosts International Visitors

DENVER, July 6, 2010—Throughout July, in coordination with the State Department, Rocky Mountain IIE is hosting eight groups from Latin America who are coming to Denver for the Biennial of the Americas celebration, under the auspices of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

Visitors will attend roundtable discussions, organized by the city, on the topics of Education, Philanthropy, Women's Economic Leadership, and Energy and Climate Change. In tandem with their roundtable participation, IIE will organize professional meetings in line with visitors' areas of interest, to make the most of their time in Denver.

The 2010 Biennial of the Americas is an international event celebrating the culture, ideas and people of the Western Hemisphere, hosted by the City of Denver. Throughout the month of July, Denver will welcome national and international visitors for a cross-cultural experience bridging and unifying the artistic, intellectual and political progress of the hemisphere's 35 nations.

On July 6, IIE/Rocky Mountain and its Denver World Affairs Council hosted a luncheon program on “Senator Fulbright's Legacy: A Case for Global Education”.  Speaker Harriet Fulbright, who was in Denver to participate in the Biennial of the Americas roundtable discussion on Philanthropy, spoke to an estimated 80 attendees about the late Senator Fulbright's strong belief in international education and the crucial role it can play in the future.  Three of the IVLP delegations from Latin America attended the luncheon, joining the audience of IIE/Denver members, community leaders, Fulbright Students and Scholars, and IIE/Rocky Mountain Board Members.

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