Projects with Mayor's Office of International Affairs

MOIAAGSC is proud to be working with the Atlanta Mayor's Office of International Affairs (MOIA) on a wide range of initiatives. In addition to being key partners in our Greater Atlanta Coalition for Global Education and Research (GAcGEAR) and Race Beyond Borders programs and providing support to our Peace Education Initiative, Ms Vanessa Ibarra,  MOIA Director, and Ms. Paulina Guzman, Global Engagement Officer at MOIA, serve on the AGSC External Advisory Board. We thank them for all their efforts in advancing international education and for their support for AGSC and our collaborative projects!

In addition to the initiatives listed above, AGSC also partners with MOIA on various other programming, including the Annual Atlanta Global Studies Symposium. See below for the latest offerings.


Vanessa Ibarra, Director of the Atlanta Mayor's Office of International Affairs delivers Welcome Remarks at the Annual Atlanta Global Studies Symposium, Apr 20-23

As part of the Symposium, Atlanta Mayor's Office of International Affairs and the Greater Atlanta Coalition for Global Education and Research (GAcGEAR) present:

Celebrating Atlanta's Global Youth Professionals: Global Talent for a Global City

April 21 | 10:30 - 11:30am

Recording [coming soon]

Talk to a panel of Metro Atlanta students and alumni who are working or have worked in global-oriented internships and positions. Learn how they landed internships and what they discovered along the way. Hear about the challenges and rewards of working in a globally-connected environment and find out where these panelists are going next!


Photo of studentJustice Victoria Frederick
English Major
Spelman College
Class of 2021
Ambassador for the CAPA Global Internship Program
Editor-in-Chief of Aunt Chloe Literary Magazine


Photo of Marquis DalyMarquis Daly
B.A. in Psychology
Georgia State University
Class of 2020
Intern at the Japan-America Society of Georgia
Photo of Neta KannyNeta Kanny
M.S. in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (Spanish concentration)
Georgia Tech
Class of 2020
Academic Program Manager of the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Tech
Photo of Lucas de Souza MartinsLucas de Souza Martins
M.A. student in American History
Georgia State University
Class of 2021

Former intern at the Atlanta Mayor's Office of International Affairs; current intern at the Georgia House of Representatives

Special Guests:

  • Anya Foreman, GSU Class of 2022, International Business Intern at the Atlanta Mayor's Office of International Affairs
  • Jenna Medcalf, GSU Graduate Class of 2021, International Affairs & Marketing Intern at the Atlanta Mayor's Office of International Affairs

Moderated by: Kristy Winkler, Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research, and Diana Wrenn Rapp, Atlanta Global Studies Center 

FALL 2020

Future We Want Voices of Youth “Future We Want” Video Campaign

In partnership with the Atlanta Mayor's Office of International Affairs (MOIA)RCE Greater Atlanta, and the United Nations Association of Atlanta, we celebrate the Youth 2030 Voices of Youth Initiative, UN75, and all initiatives that provide an outlet for young leaders to mobilize and inspire action to improve their communities and realize their goals.

The Future We Want Video Campaign convened students virtually from across Atlanta and Georgia to share their hopes and aspirations for a better future. As we mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations amidst unprecedented times, it is important that we continue to recognize young people’s agency, resiliency, and their positive contributions as agents of change. We are proud of the students and young people who shared their voices and participated in this video campaign.

You can access the videos on MOIA's YouTube Channel and at the links below:

Full Version VideoShort Version Video