International Institute on Government and Democracy
The Annual International Institute on Government
and Democracy is the brain child of Dr. C. Dexter Wise
III. After several trips abroad and many conversations
with elected officials and community leaders from
around the world, he has created this unique institute to
link leaders from around the world with their
counterparts in the US to facilitate an exchange of ideas
and best practices which can foster change, growth and
development in developing nations around the world.
While officials of all nations are welcome, leaders of
democratic nations or those transitioning to a
democratic form of government are the target.
The cost of the Institute will include:
seminars, workshops, tours, hotel,
food and travel during the five day
Institute. Each participant will be
responsible for his or her own VISA
procurement, travel to and from the
US, as well as, their food and lodging
for the time they are in the US outside.
This event is by invitation only! French translators will be available!
To receive an invitation to the Institute
please email your interest and contact
Throughout the week, such
topics as the following will be
The American System of Government
Principles of Democracy
Challenges in a Democratic Society
Transitioning to Democracy
Partnership between Government and Faith Community
Cooperation between Rich and Poor Nations
And much more…
Dr. Wise pictured with US President Barak Obama
During this time, a limited number of elected officials from abroad will be exposed to and immersed in the
American system of business and government. Participants in this Institute will visit local, state and federal
American centers of government, a major University campus and more. They will also personally hear, meet
and have access to outstanding US elected officials and community leaders.
IIGD is more than a mere meeting. It is a gathering of international influential political, business, religious and community leaders who have the power to change the world.
For one week, they converge upon Columbus, OH which is in the center of Ohio which is itself in the heart of America.