Virtual programming at the Center is in full motion! Today we reunited with Open World program alum from Kosovo, all of whom participated in Kosovo-Iowa Sister City delegations in 2014, 2016 or 2018. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa greeted the delegation with a pre-recorded video followed by a dynamic exchange between speakers and alumn.
Speakers at today’s event included: Janet Norton, International Programs Manager at Iowa International Center, Karla McCollum, Executive Director, Iowa Sister States, Deputy Secretary of State of Iowa Michael Ross, Major Kerri Lewers, G32, Mobilization Readiness Officer, Iowa National Guard, and Joseph Jones, Executive Director, The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement in Des Moines, IA.
Thanks to our partners, the US Embassy in Pristina U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo, our speakers, and the alumni for joining today. 🇽🇰