2011 Operational Relationships
The Bryan College Center for International Development organized for the Georgia Department of Education four human trafficking seminars to be held between October 2011 and February 2012. These seminars feature individual presenters who work in anti-human trafficking activities at a global, national and local level. The Bryan CID/Georgia Department of Education seminars focus primarily on the trafficking of women and children for the purpose of sexual exploitation. One key feature of this seminar series is to help Georgia educators and social services workers identify key indicators of possible human trafficking activities, as well as trafficking victims.
Emanuel University - Bryan College and Emanuel University continued an ongoing relationship which includes international lectures presented by faculty at both schools in the U.S. and Romania. These lecture programs include both undergraduate and graduate business students at both institutions
Romanian Evangelistic Medical Mission- REMM partnered with Bryan College to offer bible classes to the entire student body of a state school, an evening study for a Romanian women’s Bible study group and programs for orphans at Casa Josef.
The Rotary Club of Chattanooga- the Chattanooga Rotary Club World Community Services Committee awarded two grants to fund Bryan College CID programs. A monetary grant was awarded to the Duha Crisis Center in Bratislava, Slovakia to cover basic operational costs to assist a growing demand for services for abused women and children.
Chattanooga Rotary granted an award to send the Director of the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults to Trnava, Slovakia to assist the staff at the Tamara Crisis Center by providing them with information regarding American models on how to utilize modern treatment approaches to those who are victims of domestic violence.
Integra Venture- The founder and current board member of Integra assisted Bryan in organizing a series of meetings in Slovakia with NGO’s and local businesses to create educational project partnerships with the Bryan CID.
Partnership for Families, Children and Adults – Bryan College and the Partnership partnered to conduct an organizational review of the Tamara Crisis Center in Trnava, Slovakia which now constitutes the fourth crisis center project cooperation in Central Europe between the two organizations.
Professionals International- Partnered with the Bryan College Center for International Development to organize lecture programs at Czech NATO bases in Vyskov and Brno, and at Masaryk University in Brno and Palacky University in Olomouc.
University of Tennessee of Chattanooga, Department of Economics – Bryan College and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga conducted for the seventh consecutive year the Decosimo Lecture Series on Global Business with an emphasis this year on Taiwan. The Decosimo lectures focus on presentations from individuals who have experienced high levels of success and/or have significant knowledge about international business.
Faith Family Chattanooga – Bryan is providing for Faith Family Chattanooga a seminar series on human trafficking with an emphasis on vulnerable populations in local, regional and international level environments.
Palacky University – The Bryan CID is assisting Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic with an ongoing lecture program to introduce American concepts of business and free enterprise to their students. Topics focus on the connection between business principles and their application in real world business settings.