U.S. Rep. Woodall Calls on Japan's PM to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue

by Phil Bolton | April 24, 2015 U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, a Republican from Georgia’s 7th congressional district, is one of 25 signatories to a letter to the Japanese ambassador to the U.S. that encourages Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "lay the foundation for healing and humble reconciliation by addressing the historical issues” when in Washington next week. More

Carter Center Names UN Veteran to Peace Program

by Trevor Williams | April 16, 2015 The Carter Center has named a 24-year veteran of the United Nations as the center's vice president of peace programs.  More

Georgia State's First Lady Joins International Students on Habitat Project

by Phil Bolton | April 8, 2015 Georgia State University’s First Lady, Laura Voisinet, joined 13 of the International Student Association’s Council and the organization’s adviser on their spring break, March 16-22, to work on a Habitat for Humanity project in Dade City, Fla. More

Coke Executive Noted for Innovation Retires, Goes Home to Belgium

by Phil Bolton | March 29, 2015 In view that his career with the Coca-Cola Co. is coming to an end on March 31, Guy Wollaert's presentation to the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce of the South at the local law offices of Burr & Forman LLP two weeks ago can be viewed as an “adieu” to the company for which he has worked since 1992 and to the city of Atlanta. More
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Augusta Businessman Introduced Korean Firm to Jenkins County

by Phil Bolton | March 26, 2015 The announcement that Wells Lighting, the Korean light manufacturer, is locating its first North American headquarters in Millen, was good news indeed, according to Mandy Underwood, the executive director of the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. More
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Metro Chamber's Hartnett Joins Swedish-American Chamber Board

by Phil Bolton | March 25, 2015 David Hartnett, vice president of economic development, industry expansion at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, has joined the board of directors of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia. More

City's International Office Gets New Protocol Manager

by Trevor Williams | March 12, 2015 The City of Atlanta’s Office of International Affairs recently welcomed a new face.  More

Georgia Tech Prof Appointed Chair of the EU Studies Association

by Phil Bolton | March 10, 2015 The European Union Studies Association, a Pittsburgh-based interdisciplinary association for scholars studying the European Union with more than 500 members from 38 countries, has appointed Alasdair Young of the Georgia Institute of Technology as its new chair from 2015-17.  More