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 as for a special presentation on the topic of “Women Leaders: Promoting Peace & Security” in partnership with Georgia WAND and WiLL. We will discuss women’s role in conflict resolution, national reconciliation, and peace keeping and humanitarian relief operations with a delegation of NGO leaders and legal professionals from Egypt, India, the Philippines, the Republic of South Sudan, and Suriname. The discussion will be moderated by Becky Rafter, Executive Director of Georgia WAND.

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: Monday, September 15, 2014, 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Where: 250 Georgia Avenue SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312, Room 316

Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP by 5:00 PM on Friday, September 12 via the button below to Emily O’Harris at

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