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Register Now: The Center's Annual Meeting

The International Center is delighted to extend a warm invitation to you for our highly anticipated 2024 Annual Meeting, taking place at the Hine Hall Auditorium on Tuesday, March 5th, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

The past year marked a significant milestone for The Center as we celebrated our 50th anniversary. Join us as we reflect on the memorable moments of this milestone and delve into the accomplishments of each of the five 50th Anniversary projects. Now, our sights are set on the future, and we are eager to share our exciting plans for 2024, including the announcement of this year's International Citizen of the Year!

We are honored to feature distinguished guest speakers at the event, including Indiana University President, Pamela Whitten, and President and CEO of TechPoint, Ting Gootee, Indiana University Indianapolis Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, Dr. Hilary Kahn, and Cummins Inc. Director of Global Right Environment, Jasmin French (emcee). Their insights promise to enrich our discussions and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the occasion. Your presence would add to the significance of this gathering, and we look forward to sharing this exciting moment with you.

Please use the button below to register.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. You can e-mail Deacon Fountain at or call 317-220-6274.

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Save the Date: 2024 Morris Series Application

Get ready for an incredible opportunity! Applications for the 2024 James T. Morris Global Leadership Series will open on March 1, 2024. This series, Indiana's first and only global leadership development program, is a gateway to unparalleled personal and professional development. This five-month series will expand your cultural knowledge through a collaborative curriculum, while convening and connecting established and rising relevant global leadership.

Mark your calendars and be prepared to embark on a transformative journey that transcends borders. Stay tuned for more details, and seize the chance to apply. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to shape your future!

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Welcome, Spring 2024 Interns!

Join us in welcoming our Spring 2024 Intern Cohort!

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our talented new intern cohort! As they embark on this enriching journey with us, we're eager to witness their fresh perspectives and innovative ideas blossom. Cohort members include:

-Maja AhlbergMid Sweden University

-Ariel ChristinaIndiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

-Cassidy DavisButler University

-Amy Garrido PortilloFranklin College

-Carley JobeButler University

-Karin JohnsonButler University

-Hans MuellerButler University

-Woods ProciseButler University

-Yujin SeongIndiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

-Brock WorrellMarian University Indianapolis

To our interns: Welcome to the team! Your energy and passion are valuable assets, and we look forward to seeing the incredible contributions you'll make. This is your time to learn, grow, and shine! Together, we'll make this internship experience memorable and impactful.

INTLCXN Webinar: Festival Fund

Missed our webinar last week? No worries! Dive into our latest blog for an exclusive insight into the Festival Fund Grant, presented by Indiana Members Credit Union.

Panelists included:


  • Warren Dukes, United Way of Central Indiana
  • Brittany Johnson, Indiana Members Credit Union
  • Ruth Morales, City of Indianapolis
  • Jennifer Neer, Center for Interfaith Cooperation
  • Jordan Schwartz, Fonseca Theatre


Let’s continue to enrich life in Indiana and celebrate cultural diversity and expression. Please join us to learn how The Festival Fund can support your organization’s event in 2024!

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Feb. 16: Global Ties U.S. Citizen Diplomacy Day

February 16 is Citizen Diplomacy Day, a date first noted by the U.S. Congress in 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of Global Ties U.S. and its Network’s important role in building peer-to-peer connections through international exchange. This day is marked with a social media campaign that engages U.S. and international organizations through story sharing. The global community is encouraged to post stories and images that elevate and celebrate our work and its impact locally and globally. Check out highlights from previous years at #CitizenDiplomacyDay.

The International Center is a proud member of Global Ties U.S.

Living up to the Mission

The International Center is a catalyst to informconvene and connect public, private and civic global objectives in Indiana.


In the annals of history, the year 1824 marked a momentous occasion – President James Monroe’s diplomatic efforts that led to the normalization of relations between Indiana and Brazil. As we commemorate the 200th anniversary of this milestone, it becomes imperative to explore the profound significance of the enduring relationship between these two regions and the lasting impact it has had on economic, cultural, and diplomatic fronts. Learn more in our latest blog.


We recently hosted an Indiana Sister Cities meeting, where we discussed citizen diplomacy, youth and education, arts and culture, Motorsports, and municipal exchange. Together, we are shaping a future built on friendship, understanding, and shared prosperity. Let's continue this journey hand in hand, making the Indianapolis-Northamptonshire Sister City partnership truly remarkable!


We were delighted to host a panel discussion with the Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America last week about intercultural engagement opportunities with Muslim, Latino, and Burmese populations in central Indiana.

Upcoming International Events

Is your event missing from our calendar? Submit it!

Youth Orchestra of Rio Grande do Sol

Feb. 10, 2024

Marian University

3200 Cold Spring Rd.

Indianapolis, IN 46222

Chinese New Year Gala

Feb. 11, 2024

Noblesville High School

18111 Cumberland Rd.

Noblesville, IN 46060

An Evening with Sphinx

Feb. 27, 2024

8920 Otis Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46216

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