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Monday, February 02, 2015

Mr. Nobel to speak at ICS of Alabama



NSHSS scholars, parents and educators are invited to the 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner for the International Services Council of Alabama on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. NSHSS Founder Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, will deliver a keynote speech on the importance of international exchange programs in promoting peace and cultural understanding.  

ISC’s mission is to promote international relationships through citizen diplomacy and enrich Alabama’s education, commerce and global awareness. This mission is supported by the core values of respect, friendships, collaboration, lifelong learning, multicultural diversity and globalization.

Citizen diplomacy is the concept that every global citizen has the right, even the responsibility, to engage across cultures and create shared understanding through meaningful person-to-person interactions and exchanges. Exchanges refers to the sharing of ideas, cultural traditions, and experiences. It is, in its simplest form, interaction. Citizen diplomacy creates economic opportunity, contributes to peace and stability, and develops leadership skills through global problem solving.

NSHSS Member Essay Competition!

NSHSS will sponsor six (6) scholars to attend the International Services Council of Alabama’s 50th anniversary gala on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Huntsville, Alabama, and sit at the head table with Mr. Nobel.  NSHSS will sponsor the cost of the dinner ticket for the 6 essay winners, however students are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. Deadline to apply: February 20, 2015.

To apply for this opportunity go to: /home/nshss-isc-alabama-gala-essay-competition/

Tickets to the 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner are open to the public and are $30 for students and $50 for adults. Tickets can be purchased through the International Services Council of Alabama at