The International Visiting Leadership Program is unique in that it allows foreign emerging leaders to gain firsthand, unbiased and uncensored knowledge about the people, policies and diverse cultures of the United States.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
FaceLube Automotive, the new line of FaceLube and VO Victor Ortiz branded face cream and men’s anti-aging skin care products supports the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles by helping to raise funds and awareness for its citizen diplomacy program. Since 1980, the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles has been arranging exchange programs for nearly one thousand International Visitors from more than one hundred countries each year.
Foreign Visitors hosted by International Visitors Council of Los Angeles are nominated through the American Embassies and are current or emerging leaders in government, politics, the media, education, the arts, business and other key fields. Since the inception of the International Visitor Leadership Program, thousands of distinguished foreign individuals have participated, including three-hundred thirty current and former Chiefs of State and Heads of Government, with such notable names as President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Prime Minister Julia Eileen Gillard of Australia, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, President Felipe de Jesus Calderon Hinojosa of Mexico and President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil. The impact of the program is evident by the lasting business, cultural, and educational relationships that are established between the visitors and their American hosts.
Candace Chen, Founder of FaceLube best facial skincare for men and a former board member of the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles states, “FaceLube is proud to support the mission of the Visitors Council. The program is unique in that it allows foreign emerging leaders to gain firsthand, unbiased and uncensored knowledge about the people, policies and diverse cultures of the United States”. International visitors travel to a variety of communities meeting with experts in their fields of interest during the three week program. Such visits often include home stays with local families, as well as meetings with business and community leaders that cover a broad spectrum of topics such as diversity and tolerance, HIV/AIDS, the rule of law, the arts, environment, national security, economic development, conflict resolution, drug abuse education and trade among others.
The International Visitors Council of Los Angeles is funded by the US Department of State, as well as supported by community based fund raising events. Each year, the members of the International Visitors Council gather to celebrate the year’s Outstanding Citizen Diplomat and Outstanding Professional Resource Awards. This year, the 2012 Citizen Diplomacy Celebration will take place on November 13, 2012 at the Mountain Gate Country Club, located at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains. This year’s honorees selected for their dedication and leadership in citizen diplomacy include The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as Los Angeles Times Reporters Jeff Gottlieb and Reuben Vives. FaceLube will support this event by contributing products from FaceLube’s Premier Collection of men’s facial moisturizer and skincare kits for the silent auction and helping to publicize the event.
About FaceLube Automotive – FaceLube Automotive is a distributor of high performance masculine men’s grooming, the best skin care for men, the best anti-wrinkle cream for men and the best face cream for men. FaceLube Automotive was founded by Candace Chen, a 20-year veteran of the automotive industry. Her company is an equipment supplier to many of the top names in the automotive industry. Among her many honors, she is an appointed trade policy advisor on SMEs (Small & Medium Sized Enterprises) to two cabinet level officials - the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. Trade Representative. Ms. Chen is a small business advocate whose work includes helping to level the playing field abroad for small American manufacturers. Ms. Chen is a Next Generation member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the western affiliate of the Council on Foreign Relations.
About The International Visitors Council of Los Angeles - The International Visitor Leadership Program is one of the most effective public diplomacy activities of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks to build international understanding through carefully designed visits that reflect the international visitors’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the U.S.