EVENTS | Global Exchange

Global Exchange Series

Global Exchanges, co-hosted with the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, are exciting opportunities for Jacksonville's Young Professionals (ages 18-40) to engage in round-table discussions with visiting Emerging World Leaders from abroad about real issues. These cross-cultural exchanges examine topics such as: leadership and ethics, culture and society, and government and foreign policy.

Reaction and Response

"The North Africa/Near East delegation that was in Jacksonville from November 2-5, 2008 participated in a closed meeting with the national program officer and State Department Program Officer before flying home. They had opportunities to express their feedback about the visit at that time. Afterward, I received a phone call from Sean Callahan (National Programming Officer) who reported that most of the visitors cited that the dialogue with the Young Professionals was the highlight of their entire three-week trip to the United States. They said they appreciated the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue and exchange ideas, not just be lectured to. They said that opportunities like that are very important." - Sondie Frus, Executive Director, GlobalJax


"The Young Professionals networking event was excellent and the interactive round-table discussions on topics was very good. The event gave the opportunity to speak; exchange opinions in a positive interactive way." - Taryn Khanam Director, BritBangla, United Kingdom, European Muslim Visiting Delegation

"Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to share our opinions, thoughts and express our interest with you in Jacksonville. I hope I can visit the United States again as we had the greatest time ever!" - Zainab Al-Nasheet, National Director, Mediterranean Agency for International Youth Cooperation, Bahrain, North Africa/Near East Visiting Delegation

Join our Young Professionals

Interested in sharing your views at the next Global Exchange Dialogue? Join GlobalJax and indicate your interest in Young Professional events on your application.
(You must be between the ages of 18 and 40 to join our Young Professionals group.)

To see more GlobalJax events visit our Calendar.