GlobalNet

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Contact: Kelsey Corey
kelseyjocorey@utexas.edu

Thursday, April 26, 2012

GlobalNet is IAS’ signature networking event of the year.  We are inviting select companies from all sectors of the global economy to meet our members and establish professional relationships.

RecSports Center – UT Campus
2101 Speedway, Austin, TX 78705 (512) 471-6045 ‎

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our confirmed organizations/companies:

-Helios Global: Helios Global is a consultancy, social enterprise, and research institute committed to provide knowledge transfer from expert communities to government, the private sector, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations.

-Equal Justice Center: The Equal Justice Center is a private, non-profit, public-interest law firm located in Austin, which represents low-income working men and women to recover unpaid wages, regardless of their immigration status. EJC’s executive director, Bill Beardall, also serves as clinical professor of the University of Texas School of Law’s Transnational Worker Rights Clinic, through which law students work alongside EJC staff attorneys.

-Burson-Marsteller:  Burson-Marsteller is a global public relations and communications firm headquartered in New York City. Burson-Marsteller operates 67 wholly owned offices and 71 affiliate offices in 98 countries across six continents. The company has become one of the largest public relations companies in the world. Burson-Marsteller provides public relations and advertising services to clients, including multinational corporations and government agencies. Burson-Marsteller is primarily known for its crisis management services and political lobbying.

-U.S. Department of State: The U.S. Department of State is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministries of other countries. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established. Its mission statement is to create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community. American diplomacy in the 21st century is based on fundamental beliefs: our freedom is best protected by ensuring that others are free; our prosperity depends on the prosperity of others; and our security relies on a global effort to secure the rights of all.

-Peace Corps: The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship. Since that time, 200,000+ Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation. Today’s Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and contributing to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.

-CTC International: CTC International is a non-profit and a community of people working diligently to create solutions and opportunities for a better life in Kenya. CTC is a cross cultural exchange of ideas, relationships and innovated solutions to global issues like HIV/AIDS, deforestation, unemployment, special needs children, education, etc. CTC is constantly striving to live authentically into what has become a popular space (international development in Africa) by staying committed to its core values of genuine relationships, holistic development, faith lived in action, sustainable and scalable solutions, passion, transparency, having fun and creating collaboratively with cultural relevance.

 -Alliance Abroad Group (AAG): The Alliance Abroad Group creates cultural exchange experiences by connecting, enriching, and empowering the global community. AAG is a leader in international recruitment, changing the lives of over 10,000 participants and providing growth opportunities to more than 800 employers in the United States since 1992. AAG has been a U.S. Department of State-designated program sponsor for the J-1 visas Work/Travel since 2002 and the Intern/Trainee and Teacher programs since 2009. AAG provides world-class service, high-quality placements and 24/7 personal assistance prior, during, and after the experience.

-Texas Legislature (Office of State Representative Armando Martinez): The State Legislature of the U.S. state of Texas. The legislature is a bicameral body composed of a 31-member Senate and a 150-member House of Representatives. The Legislature meets at the Capitol in Austin. The Legislature is arguably considered the most powerful arm of the Texas government not only because of its power of the purse to control and direct the activities of state government and the strong constitutional connections between it and the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, but also due to Texas’s plural executive. The Office of State Representative Armando Martinez represents the second lowest income district in Texas (district 39). The office deals with constituent cases, public policies, legislative research, and border relationships with Mexico in the Valley.

 -International Office of TxDOT: With Texas sharing 1,250 miles of the 2,000 mile border between the United States and Mexico, TxDOT must coordinate with Mexico on all aspects of transportation in the. The International Relations Office is the primary liaison to Mexican counterparts. The office also supports the governor, secretary of state and legislative and national committees related to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and it coordinates with countries worldwide on operations, information and visits relating to transportation activities. The office also ensures the coordination of international-related strategic and operational plans within districts and divisions, and across all program areas.

-Livestrong (International Programs Office): The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) is a non-profit that provides support for people affected by cancer, founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong. The LAF states that its mission is ‘to inspire and empower’ cancer sufferers and their families. The LAF also aims to provide practical information and tools for cancer sufferers via public health and research. The International Programs office assists with the growth of Livestrong’s reach both domestically and abroad.

 

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