Global Lunch Forums


Join international visitors for briefings and conversation over lunch. Meet leaders in a variety of fields from all over the world for a lunchtime dialogue. Here everyone has a chance to share opinions about local and international issues. Participants hear first-hand accounts of current events abroad from distinguished guests and have the chance to engage in discussion.

GCIV Global Lunch Forums (GLFs) are a great way for busy professionals to interact with fascinating international visitors coming to Atlanta. These visitors are participants in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Over lunch, the visitors will tell you about their work in their respective countries, and you will have an opportunity to engage in open discussion with people who are leaders in their fields from around the world. Global Lunch Forums are announced in the monthly GCIV e-newsletter.

Join us for a special presentation by Dr. Robin R. Sanders, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria (2007-2010), and to the Republic of Congo (2000-2002). As a 20 year U.S. Diplomat, member of the Foreign Service, and recipient of numerous State Department honors and awards, Dr. Sanders is a renowned expert on Africa, Public Diplomacy, and unique African cultural practices and “communication expressions.” She will highlight key elements of her new book, The Legendary Uli Women of Nigeria, share stories of her experiences in Africa, and discuss current events on the Continent, including the Ebola crisis.

There is no charge for GCIV members at the Consul level and above. Fee for all other GCIV members is $10; and $15 for non-members (includes lunch).

When: Wednesday, November 12th, 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Where: Regency Suites Hotel, 975 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta GA 30309

Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP by 5:00 PM on Monday, November 10 via the button below to Farah Amir at

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