Are you interested in connecting with the international community in Cincinnati? You have come to the right place!
The Global Connections are a compilation of global businesses, organizations, and specialists in the Cincinnati region. Find anything from foreign-based trade associations to international festivals to language classes and translation to specialists in different international fields, and everything in between! These resources include arts and culture, education, health, immigration, social services and more! Engage with your world right here in Cincinnati!
What will I find under the Specialist Links?
Professors, professionals, religious leaders and thought leaders in the Cincinnati region
José María Mantero is currently Associate Professor of Spanish. He has published a book on the Argentinean writer Marta Traba (La voz política de Marta Traba. Madrid: Endymión, 1995 [The Political Voice of Marta Traba), an anthology of recent Nicaraguan poetry (Nuevos poetas de Nicaragua (Antología). El Ferrol: Esquío, 2004 [New Poets of Nicaragua.(Anthology)] and numerous journal articles on Nicaraguan literature that center on the creation of a (intra)national identity through poetry and autobiographical texts such as testimonials or memoirs. He presently continues to research Nicaraguan literature, particularly texts that have contributed to the mythification and/or the formation of a national identity.
Red Cross International Services can help people connect with family members overseas when they have been separated by war/conflict and natural disasters. The services are: tracing inquiries, Red Cross messages, health and welfare inquiries, international disaster inquiries, securing International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) travel documents, and information and referral. In addition, the local Red Cross has information and learning opportunities about International Humanitarian Law available for both adults and young people.
Florine Postell’s experiences have built a strong knowledge base of cross-cultural communications, cultural competence, and international protocol. She served on the protocol committees for both the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY and the World Choir Games in Cincinnati. She served on the national board for six years of a protocol association dedicated to the practice and exchange of information regarding international, diplomatic, sport, military, and government protocol and has an extensive network of protocol contacts around the country and globe. Florine has conducted classes on international protocol and etiquette courses for pre-professional and professional audiences, and is a go-to resource for internationally focused events that require ceremonies and flags. Since 2002 she has been a member of Protocol Diplomacy International-Protocol Officers Association.
Ms. Postell has been at the University of Cincinnati since 2005. She has extensive event planning, conference management, and training experience both at the university and within the community. Prior to joining UC, she served eight years as the professional staff manager for Sister Cities Association of Greater Cincinnati and official liaison with City Hall and three years international marketing experience in the department of Economic Development at the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Postell was born in Austria and has led a professional life stimulated with international experiences and focus, from earning a degree in International Trade to contributing to high profile global events.
Ms. Postell can help your operation and your team with cross-cultural skills building, planning and executing unique and important formal ceremonies, and ensuring that all involved are representing their guests of honor, their company and community in the best light possible.
Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Cincinnati. A registered architect since 1989, her involvement with archaeology began in the 1970s with work at Psalmodi, a medieval French site. During the 1990s she became Site Architect for the international Troy Project. Ms. Riorden was awarded a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation, and spent six months as a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. She has published several articles on her work as an architect in archaeology, illustrated several books and has lectured around the world on her research.
Dr. Charles Stevens is a senior lecturer in the international studies department of Miami University. His research interests include agroecology, sustainable food security systems, international relations, empire and hegemonic transition.
Dr. Benjamin Sutcliffe is an associate professor in the German, Russian and East Asian Languages department of Miami University. His research interests include contemporary Russian prose, Soviet and post-Soviet culture, and contemporary Russian literature.
Professor White is an expert on Irish politics and leads educational tours to Ireland in the summer and fall. Dr. White teaches an array of courses including: Irish Politics, International Relations, Irish Political Culture, the Politics of War and Peace, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Irish Historical Sociology. This last class is taught as part of the Xavier Summer Study Abroad Program in Ireland that White founded.
Professor Wilcox focuses on the environmental history of Latin America and the world. He is especially familiar with Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. His most specific expertise is cattle ranching in Brazil, but he also is knowledgeable in areas of Latin American history, economic and environmental history, agricultural issues across time and space, and ranching as an environmental issue in various regions of the world.