On Friday, November 2, 2018, the American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) hosted a delegation representing various European countries and their program facilitator. The delegation of seven visited the Metro Detroit area as part of the US. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs International Leadership Program through Global Ties Detroit formerly known as the International Visitors Council (IVC).

The visit was to learn about Global Security including Police/community relations strategies, violence, radicalization reduction strategies and partnerships between local communities and law enforcement. AHRC shared with the visitors its ideas about community resilience, engaging the youth and countering/preventing extremism, the concept Global Security including the Michigan law enforcement- community engagement forums ALPACT and BRIDGES.

“We welcome the engagement and constructive dialogue about issues of mutual interest,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC-USA Executive Director. “We appreciate the efforts of the U.S. Department of State and the Global Ties Detroit leadership in reaching out to the community at large,” continued Hamad. “It is a learning experience for the visitors as well as for the hosts,” concluded Hamad.

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