May / June 2013
During the summer, the Secretary of State's office is visited by numerous international guests. For many, their stop in the Cornhusker State is part of a larger tour of cities across the country. The reasons for their visits differ; some are interested in food production and commerce, others are involved in education or foreign relations. Sec. Gale is the chief protocol officer for the state of Nebraska.
May 31, 2013. Sec. Gale pictured with representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China.
June 3, 2013. Sec. Gale on the left with the consul general of Israel, Roey Gilad. Mr. Gilad is based on Chicago and has served as the representative to the Midwest since August 2012. This was his first visit to Nebraska.
June 5, 2013. A group of Ukrainian delegates, and their interpreter, were presented with honorary citizenships by Sec. Gale during their visit to the State Capitol. The group was here to learn more about nonprofit management as part of the Open World Program.
June 5, 2013. Representatives from Ataturk University were in Lincoln as part of a visit hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Pictured left to right: Joshua Davis, global engagement coordinator at UNL; Dr. Fatih Akcay, dean of the College of Pharmacy; Dr. Fahri Yavuz, director of the international office; Sec. Gale; Dr. Hikmet Kocak, rector, Ataturk University; Dr. Mehmet Takkac, director of the School of Foreign Language; Dr. Zekeriya Akturk, coordinator of the Mevlana Exchange Program; and Thomas Farrell, Vice Provost for Global Engagement at UNL.
June 6, 2013. As part of the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program, this group came to the Sec. of State's office from Lithuania. They were accompanied by three interpreters. Their focus was primarily in learning more about Nebraska's beef production and trade opportunities.