Leading Nevada's global engagement

Fostering better understanding between people through our public diplomacy programs, language and culture projects, and foreign policy forums.

Per University, state and federal guidelines, NNIC staff is working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We appreciate the wonderful community support and like all of you, we are learning to navigate what it means to live and work in this new world.  In order to continue leading Nevada’s global engagement, we are currently assisting and supporting our refugee clients virtually in Northern Nevada.  At the same time, we are working with national funders and the U.S. Department of State to seek ways to engage our international constituents and program participants on digital platforms.

Please note that all of our spring and summer programs are currently on hold and are being postponed. We’ll be in touch as soon as we learn more about the future of these projects. 

Be safe and health and stay home for Nevada!

 

Virtual Discussion with Kenyan Magistrates: The U.S. Judicial System

Wednesday, October 7 at 10 a.m. PDT

The Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC) will host a public speaking event. Five magistrates from Kenya invited by the U.S. Department of State’s the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) will reflect upon the lessons and best practices gained during their virtual IVLP experience. The discussion will highlight key takeaways on the U.S. model of federalism, U.S. judiciary initiatives to advance the rule of law, the juvenile justice system, and the U.S. legal framework to combat transnational crime. The visitors will also express interest in their next steps upon completion of the program. This event will be moderated by NNIC board member, Honorable Frances M. Doherty.

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Language Bank

Our Language Bank provides interpretation and translation services in over 40 languages and our clients include local and regional courts, legal organizations, private businesses, conferences, and local schools.  We also offer translations of birth, marriage and death certificates at standard rates.

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Exchange programs

Creating the next generation of global citizens is one of our most important objectives.  NNIC's many professional and cultural exchange programs offer opportunities for the local community to get involved with young people and seasoned professionals from all over the world.

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Refugee resettlement

The NNIC has successfully resettled 64 displaced people here in Reno since August 2016. We also have a growing population of individual volunteers within the community. On top of that, each of our families has a mentor group which helps support them beyond the capacity of the NNIC.