by Navy Yard
April 17, 2023
A delegation of economists, government officials, legislative advisors, and business leaders from Argentina visited the Navy Yard on April 14 as part of a larger visit to the U.S. through a State Department program to understand political, social, and economic issues in the U.S.
During the visit, Navy Yard leadership briefed the group on the history of the Navy Yard and how a former military site was revitalized into a mixed-use campus of more than 150 diverse businesses and 15,000 employees. The group also enjoyed a guided tour to learn about the past, present, and future of the Navy Yard.
The Philadelphia tour was organized by Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Citizen Diplomacy International is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization that engages the Philadelphia region in international affairs, promotes dialogue and understanding through the exchange of ideas, and builds a global network of friendships for our region’s institutions and people. They showcase the best of Philadelphia and make global connections for its citizens; inspiring Philadelphia to be a global city and be globally recognized. Each year, its Citizen Diplomats volunteers welcome nearly 1,000 international visitors to Philadelphia through professional and high school exchange programs.
This program is done through a partnership with the U.S. Department of State-sponsored exchange program called the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The IVLP is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. Each year nearly 5,000 International Visitors come to the U.S. on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). More than 200,000 International Visitors have engaged with Americans through the IVLP, including more than 500 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government.