The Global Ties U.S. National Meeting (February 8-11) in Washington DC is the premier gathering of organizations, U.S. government agencies, and leaders in the international exchange field. Our team spent the day on Capitol Hill advocating for the importance of international exchanges and public diplomacy, and promoting peace, economic prosperity and national security. Through our… Read More
On Tuesday, January 17 we hosted our first Global Social Hour of the new year, ‘Citizen Diplomats: Catalysts for Interconnection,’ at Sempra Energy. High-level judicial experts from 7 countries including Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon were in attendance to share their unique knowledge and experience with us on entrepreneurial, judicial, and environmental… Read More
This month Chief Zimmerman joined other female policy officers from her force to meet with our delegation of female International Visitor Leadership Program participants from Europe who also work on issues of peace and security. The delegates and our San Diego officers exchanged perspectives, discussed common challenges, and shared best practices. The nine delegates from across Europe also visited… Read More
Following Sunday’s Vatican-sponsored peace talks, the Venezuelan opposition has presently postponed a political trial in congress seeking to declare Nicolas Maduro’s presidency void for violating the constitution. Activists and civic leaders wait for direction from opposition leaders about what the next move will be. The current pause follows last week’s unrest where hundreds of thousands… Read More
We enjoyed an inspiring, informative and fun evening at our 2016 Diplomacy Gala this past Saturday. We are grateful for the substantive and very interesting keynote address from PBS NewsHour‘s Margaret Warner, and the warm welcoming remarks by Congresswoman Susan Davis. The Diplomacy Council showcased its work to an audience of 200 guests including diplomats such as the… Read More
Our first Cultural Diplomacy Series event was a cooking class focused on Thai cuisine and culture with Chef Katherine Afendoules-Emmeneger and University of San Diego Professor Jessica Patterson. The event, held on August 24th at the Curious Fork, offered attendees the chance to explore Thai cuisine, customs, religions, architecture and language!
Through the U.S. Embassy London and U.S. Consulate Edinburgh we hosted a delegation of Scottish Opinion Leaders on July 17-20, 2016. This high-level delegation of seven included three Ministers of Scottish Parliament as well as the chief of staff for Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Highlights of the program included a submarine tour, visit to the… Read More
We were thrilled to co-host the “Pride World Forum” for its third consecutive year this June alongside San Diego Pride and the San Diego LGBT Community Center. The event brought over 120 community members to meet the delegation of 25 global LGBT human and civil rights leaders, and learn about their successes and challenges from panelists… Read More
Our last Global Social Hour, “Minority Voices in Social and Legal Contexts” was a success. We were pleased to have Marilyn L. Huff, Federal District Judge for the Southern District of California, give opening remarks and we were excited to have all of our justice and social activist IVLP delegates join us.