Join the Honorary Committee

It is our pleasure to invite you to join the honorary committee for the International Center Achievement Awards Luncheon, a special time to celebrate the important contributions of this year’s awardees who have made significant contributions to the Capital Region. Thank you to our honorary co-chairs: Mona Golub, Founder of Music Haven Peter Gannon, CEO of United Way of the …

Women in Police: Kazakhstan IVLP

(NY State Police Academy Museum showing uniform of the first women NY State Troopers from the 1970’s.) This past week, Albany was honored to welcome four visitors from Kazakhstan exploring women in law enforcement. Located south of Russia, Kazakhstan was once part of the Soviet Union. It 1991, it became an independent nation. Our visitors were particularly interested in Governor …

GlobalTies US National Meeting 2022

globalties moving exchange forward

Author: Jennifer Zhao This past week I attended the first in-person GlobalTies US National Meeting in two years along with our board president Mike O’Brien. GlobalTies US is our national umbrella organization which provides training, funding administration, and connectivity non-profits across the country focused on international exchanges. It was wonderful to meet up with colleagues passionate about citizen diplomacy. Pictured …

History of St. Patrick’s Day

St Patricks Day

Author: Holly McKenna March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, is the feast day of Ireland’s patron saint. In Roman Catholicism, a saint’s feast day is believe to be the day the saint died. St. Patrick was a fifth century missionary and bishop who became so revered because he converted the Irish to Christianity from paganism. Other prominent Irish saints include Bridget …

Armenia Parliament

November 2019, we welcomed 5 Parliamentary Members from Armenia who expanded their knowledge on the legislative process in New York.

About our Founder

Clarissa Harlowe Barton was a pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She worked as a hospital nurse in the American Civil War, and as a teacher and patent clerk. Barton is noteworthy for doing humanitarian work at a time when relatively few women worked outside the home. She had a relationship with John J. Elwell, but never married. …