Librarians as Defenders of Intellectual Property Rights: June 28th - July 2nd
A group of 9 Librarians from the Caribbean will visit the state to learn about intellectual property rights, as they pertain to libraries. Meetings will be arranged with various different libraries for the group to have conversations on the unique IPR issues for each. Also, meetings with copyright and university publication officials will be a main topic here to talk about how works are protected before making it to the public.
Politics and Trade: A Project for First Time Members of Parliament: July 2nd - 6th
During this time a group of 7 first time Members of the Indian Parliament will visit New Hampshire to learn about the intersection of politics and trade. Meetings with government officials will highlight the importance that trade plays here in NH and what the current connections between the State and India are. Discussions will also be held on the ways in which NH and India can increase their trade partnerships and build a stronger economic future for both. The group will also take part in 4th of July events.
US Elections: A Project for Young Political Leaders: July 22nd - 26th
A split of 8 participants from a much larger group will visit New Hampshire to learn about elections in the state. Meetings to discuss how State, Federal, and Local elections are managed and run will be the main focus. They will also have the opportunity to talk with current campaigns and learn about how they work to win election and how non-profits are working to get under-served groups to participate in elections.
Women in Politics: July 24th - 27th
New Hampshire will play host to 8 people from Afghanistan to learn about women's role in politics here in the state. They will meet with elected officials, non-profits, and other organizations working with women to promote their engagement in the political system. Discussions will focus on the skills necessary for women to successfully hold elected office, as well as how the US supports women in government. The group will take this knowledge back home with them and continue to grow the number of women in the government of Afghanistan.
The Role of NGOs in Promoting Global Women's Issues: July 26th-28th
26 people from around the world will visit New Hampshire to engage in a women's empowerment workshop and meet with local NGOs. While here they will learn practical skills and see examples of programs designed to empower women and girls. Discussions will focus on how to become a leader and ways to make changes in their home countries to better serve women in their communities. The group will leave with better knowledge on the challenges women face in New Hampshire and how we work to solve those issues.