Congressional District One Candidate Forum

On May 21, Global Ties ABQ, the World Affairs Council of Albuquerque, the New Mexico Trade Alliance and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute hosted a Congressional District One Candidate Forum on today’s pressing international issues and U.S. foreign policy. The Forum was held at the UNM Continuing Education Center’s Auditorium and moderated by Ambassador William…

My Top Proudest Moments with Global Ties ABQ

Hi! My name is Lye and I was a citizen diplomat in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program focused on Refugee and Migration Issues, which came to Albuquerque in May 2018. I currently work as Portfolio Manager for the One Foundation in Dublin of which I oversee the strategic responses to the…

Fun Quiz Night with Global Ties ABQ

“This country stretches along the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and is neighbored by Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique. This is one of the few countries in Africa to never have a coup d’etat and regular elections have been held for close to a century. Some popular sports include soccer, rugby, and cricket.” Can you guess the answer…

Make Your Dream Come True with Global Ties ABQ

Hi, I’m Macarena. I’m one of the Youth Ambassadors Program participants. Since I was little, I have dreamed to travel the United States and change the world’s situation, especially my community’s situation. In terms of pursuing my dream, Youth Ambassadors Program (YPA) was a good opportunity to learn global leadership and civic engagement. It gave…

Experiencing American Culture with Global Ties ABQ

Hi! My name is Suhyun and I am from South Korea and I am doing an internship at Global Ties ABQ. It has been one month since I started as a marketing intern and I’ve been spending precious time with diverse citizen diplomats. I’m a university student at Yonsei University, majoring in English Literature &…

My Meeting With the YLAI Fellows: A Student’s Perspective

Meeting the fellows on the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) was an absolute experience in itself. I whole-heartedly loved meeting Caribbean and Latin American entrepreneurs from Global Ties ABQ at Menaul School. The fellows were all so keen on sharing their stories, abilities, work ethic, etc. It encouraged us immensely! I was leaning…

YLAI: From Dreams to Reality

“I don’t believe in luck, I believe in destiny. I know we all are where we supposed to be at all times… And I have to say I feel so blessed of had been placed in Albuquerque. Albuquerque showed me how open, nice and helpful people might be with strangers. It showed me how a…

Diplomacy Begins Here Summit Rundown

On August 3, professionals, academics, and thought leaders came together to examine and better understand the unique and burgeoning economic, cultural, and global position of the historic trading route El Camino Real. The day was filled with presentations, panels, and, most importantly, the exchange of ideas among the community. The event was a part of the…