WorldMontana’s third annual photo contest ran from June to August of 2012. Photos were judged on the following: 1. Impact; 2. Composition (including lighting, center of interest and color harmony); 3. Subject Matter representing a day in the life of a Montanan and/or Citizen Diplomacy which is the concept of average citizens engaging as representatives of a country or cause; and 4. Story Telling Ability. We will be hosting another photo contest in the summer of 2013!
WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING 2016
On April 14-19, a Wildlife Trafficking delegation visited from Mozambique. They learned about U.S. efforts to deter wildlife trafficking through protection policies, law enforcement, and nongovernmental organizations. They met with Dr. Megan Parker and Dr. Pete Coppolillo at Working Dogs for Conservation, a nonprofit conservation detective dog organization. They visited the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Montana Fish, Wildlife […]
WOMEN LEADERS 2016
We hosted a Women Leaders delegation from Latin American and Spain from March 16 – March 19. During their stay they discussed women’s issues in education, social status, business, violence, and healthcare. The group met Jen Euell (Program Director of MWF), Nikki Anderson (President of ExplorationWorks), Dr. Liz Gandersen (Robotics), Lauren River (SciGirls classes), Kellie […]
CHILD WELFARE 2016
On March 19, we welcomed a group of four international delegates from Indonesia to learn about Child Welfare and the U.S. Justice System. They met with Supreme Court Justice Jim Rice, visited the Office of the Governor, and toured Riverside Youth Correctional Facility. They also toured Grant-Kohrs Ranch in Deer Park, Montana.
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP 2016
We welcomed an environmental stewardship delegation from March 17 – March 23. The delegates came from China, Thailand, and Indonesia. During their stay they enjoyed snow in Yellowstone National Park. They also visited the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana, to discuss environmental issues with mining.
TOXIC WASTE MANAGEMENT 2016
Dr. Jargalsaikhan Lkhasuren visited Montana as part of a program to learn about how US communities handle toxic waste. She went to Butte to see Berkeley Pit and met with state and advocacy groups in Helena .
GLOBAL TIES CONFERENCE, WASHINGTON D.C. 2016
Photos from the Global Ties Conference in Washington D.C.
South African Delegation- International Visitors Leadership Program
Our visitor from South Africa, Ms. Gita Haire, visited Montana to explore how America treats and rehabilitates those suffering from mental illness.
Indonesian Women Delegates
A delegation of Indonesian women can to teach and learn about human trafficking around the world and how it affects us all.
Kyrgyzstan Delegate Visit
Pictures from the past Kyrgyzstan delegate visit. We had a good time hosting them.
DIPLOMATS ON TAP
WorldMontana hosted its first ever Diplomats on Tap on April 24, 2013. This event is an opportunity that allows Bozemanites to expand their knowledge of international issues, enjoy networking and some great food and beverages.
2012 CITIZEN DIPLOMAT COMMUNITY SUMMIT
WorldMontana® hosted its first Citizen Diplomat Community Summit on June 19-20, 2012 at the Helena Red Lion Inn. We gathered Montanans who desire to become global citizens by learning about foreign governments and cultures. We also provided tools to businesses that would like to expand their foreign market potential and prepared students who may consider […]
INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE WITH GIRLS FOR A CHANGE
Many of WorldMontana’s international visitor delegations meet with the staff and participants of Girls for a Change which is a grass-roots initiative whose mission is “to empower girls to embrace their future, confident about their individuality, supported by friends, parents, and mentors and secure in their ability to lead and to achieve self-sufficiency, balance, fulfillment and success.”
WESTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE
A HUGE thank you goes out to all (180 folks) who participated in the 2010 NCIV Western Regional meeting that was held in August of 2010 in Bozeman.
BRAZIL YOUTH AMBASSADORS
In partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Youth Division and the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Brazil, World Learning and its U.S. community partners will host 37 Brazilian high school students ages 15-18 and adult educators for a three-week educational exchange opportunity in the United State January 9-20, 2010.
MEET OUR MEMBERS
WorldMontana® members have various backgrounds and interests; but the one thing that ties us all together is the desire to make a difference through citizen diplomacy – living by the credo that in a democracy the individual citizen has the right – indeed, the responsibility – to help shape foreign relations, “one handshake at a time.”
JUDICIAL AND PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT 2016
Prosecutors from the Republic of Kosovo came to Montana to investigate Judicial and Prosecutorial Misconduct. During their visit they were able to meet with professionals including District Court Judge Mike Menahan, Executive Assistant District Attorney Carl Rostad of Great Falls, and local political journalists and lawyers. They were also able to visit the State Capitol Building and tour the town of Helena.
LOCAL WATER MANAGEMENT AND DRY CLIMATE IRRIGATION
A group of delegates from Kyrgyzstan came to Montana through the Open World Program to study Local Water Management and Dry Climate Irrigation.
MANAGEMENT OF FOREST RESERVES IN THE U.S.
A group of delegates from Botswana visited Montana to study Management of Forest Reserves in the United States through the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Their program was arranged by the Institute of International Education.
Jovenes En Accion 2016
Eight youths from Mexico visited Montana for two weeks to study substance abuse prevention. During their time in Montana they were able to meet youth from Iraqi and interact with other young people. They also toured the Capitol and the Gates of the Mountains, visited downtown Helena, and went to the Last Chance Stampede Rodeo.
Eleven students from Iraq visited Montana for two weeks to study environmental issues. During their trip they were able to connect with Mexican students who were also studying in Helena. They were able to visit the Capitol, tour the Butte Mines, and go to Yellowstone National Park during their stay in Montana.
World Montana hosted a group of four delegates from Kazakhstan who had come to experience Montana, and take their observations back to improve the Kazakhstani beef industry. During their stay, they met with state Livestock and Agriculture officials, visited the Helena Farmer’s Market and took a trip to a bison ranch just outside Townsend, Montana. […]
Eleven professionals from Africa (Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Eauat, Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabou, Kenya, Nambia, Niger, Uganda, and Zambia) were in Montana researching wildlife with the Regional African Project on Wildlife Trafficking program. They got the opportunity to attend a welcoming benefit reception at the home of president Bill MacBride on September 20th
Russian Environmentalists 2016
Seven Russian environmentalists came to Helena to learn more about environmental issues with Jim Jensen of the Montana Environmental Information Center, focusing on similar issues in Russia, such as mining. Next they met with Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) headquarters and spoke with Bureau Chief, Ed Thamke, who will gave an overview of regulations in Montana. The […]
Chinese Educators 2016
12 delegates from China came to Montana on Education Management in the U.S. Their focus is Native American education. The group will visit schools and colleges on the Flathead Reservation and in Helena. They are planning to meet with officials on Indian Education for All, with Carroll College faculty and students, and visit ExplorationWorks. Helena residents and the Carroll SIN will host dinners for our Chinese friends.