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 “Human & Civil Rights — from Atlanta to Maputo,” in partnership with The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. We will discuss current human rights initiatives and issues with a delegation of prominent activists from Mozambique. Dr. Maria Mabota is the President of the Mozambican League of Human Rights and is regarded as one of the most outspoken and influential voices in civil society organizations in her country. She is joined by Mr. Paulo Nhancale and Mr. Sousa Chele, also with the Mozambican Human Rights League.

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, August 11, 2014, 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Where: 449 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 6 via the button below to Emily O’Harris at

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