About the NNIC

The Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC) leads Nevada’s global engagement through refugee resettlement, public diplomacy, international education forums and translation and interpretation services. NNIC invests in the future of local and world leaders by creating unique and innovative platforms for Nevadans to engage on global issues.

We promote mutual acceptance and understanding between the United States and other countries through professional, diplomatic and cultural exchanges. Keystone programs include the International Visitor Leadership Program, the Washington Mandela Fellowship and the Algerian Youth Leadership Program, administered under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State and other federal agencies. We are uniquely independent and nonpartisan in application of our mission.

NNIC programs

Our key programs include the following:

  • Organizing programs for international delegations through the U.S. Department of State and other federal agencies
  • Providing interpretation and translation services in over 60 languages
  • Organizing educational events and activities for the university and general community
  • Serving as northern Nevada's refugee resettlement agency to help displaced persons and victims of human trafficking

Annually the NNIC hosts the Global Gala, our primary fundraiser, where we celebrate our community and efforts to increase international awareness in Nevada. Feel free to explore our exchange programs page to learn more about the many interesting and diverse exchange programs and activities we implement in Northern Nevada.

Vision

A world where individuals and communities engage, connect and support one another.

Mission

NNIC builds bridges of understanding and fosters global engagement through international exchanges, refugee resettlement and language access.

If you're interested in volunteering with us at the Northern Nevada International Center, please connect with us via email. The Northern Nevada International Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in the State of Nevada - Tax ID 94-2796785.

Governing Board
  • Riley Stutton, President
  • Natha Anderson, Vice President
  • Tom Ciesynski, Treasurer
  • Malena Raymond, Secretary
Board of Directors
  • Jessie Clark, Ph.D.
  • Melanie Duckworth, Ph.D.
  • Greg Evangelatos
  • Alison Gaulden
  • Alex Goff
  • Merve Hickock
  • Erik Jimenez
  • Phil MacDougall
  • Joe Randolph
  • Gina Session
  • Jim Van Winkle, Past President
Advisory Board
  • Lyndi Cooper-Schroeder
  • John Brownell
  • Jill Derby
  • Rebecca Gasca
  • Amy Ginder, Past President
  • Jeff Kirst
  • Steve Mulvenon, Past President
  • Claudia Ortega-Lukas, Past President
  • Nicole Willis-Grimes, Past President

Public disclosure

NNIC’s 990 and other federal mandated forms and documents are made available to the public upon request at nnic@unr.edu or by visiting our office at 855 West Seventh Street, Suite 270, during regular business hours.