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January 2018

Human and Civil Rights Advocacy

January 11 - January 18

17 delegates will be joining us from across North Africa and the Middle East to discuss Human and Civil Rights Advocacy and Awareness. The delegates will examine the historical context of human rights advocacy in the U.S., and the contemporary foreign policy issues resulting from the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They will illustrate the influence of human and civil rights activists on policy at the national, state, and local levels through lobbying, media, and…

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Young European Leaders

January 27 - February 1

20 visitors will be coming from 20 different countries around Europe to make connections in San Diego exploring the following: Introduce and provide broad exposure to current U.S. social, political, and economic issues and associated policy formulation; and Examine interrelated U.S. foreign and domestic policy topics, including homeland security and intelligence gathering; trade and economic development; immigration and integration; health and social services; environment and climate change; energy; and the role of diversity, the individual, and religion in the United…

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February 2018

Education, Entrepreneurship and Community Development

February 1 - February 7

10 delegates from the African diaspora in Latin America will be coming to make professional connections in San Diego exploring the role of small business owners in driving economic development, democratization, and stabilization. They will examine the contributions of African Americans and Indigenous peoples to the community, the economy, education, and politics. They will also explore national, state, and local government policies and legal mechanisms that advance access to economic opportunities highlighting the evolution of the job market in the…

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El Salvador – U.S. Exchange Programs and the Industries of the Future

February 3 - February 7

11 delegates from El Salvador will be coming to make professional connections in San Diego exploring the role of small business owners in driving economic development, democratization, and stabilization. Provide an overview of the U.S. tertiary education sector and the varying functions of universities, community colleges, distance learning and certificate programs, and vocational/technical schools in preparing young people to enter the marketplace. They will assess U.S. educational policy, advocacy, and programs, and how educational institutions in the U.S. contribute to…

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Promoting Social Change Through The Arts

February 6 - February 10

20 Visitors from multiple countries will be coming to make professional connections in San Diego examining the role of arts education in encouraging young people, both at-risk and not risk, to act as responsible and engaged members of society.They will explore the geographic, ethnic, and religious diversity of the U.S. population and how innovative arts programming can be instrumental in encouraging community stability, managing conflicts, developing youth leadership and conflict resolution skills, addressing personal and community healing, and promoting cross cultural…

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Combating the Opioid Epidemic in North America

February 8 - February 13

5 delegates from Canada will be coming to make professional connections in San Diego examining collaborative initiatives among federal and state-level law enforcement agencies, investigators, public health experts, legislators, and prosecutors to address wide-scale substance abuse and to combat the production, transfer, and sale of illicit drugs. They will engage with counterparts in community-based NGOs and the private-sector who advocate policy change in the government, raise public awareness about opioid addiction, and explore factors that place certain populations at higher…

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Travel as a Political Act

February 13

  The San Diego Diplomacy Council and the WorldView Project present Travel as a Political Act, a Talk-About Event featuring Steve Smith and Jake Heilbrunn.  Steve Smith, co-author of Rick Steves' France and Paris Guidebooks, is best known as Rick's France tour guide in several episodes of Rick Steves' Europe.  Jake Heilbrunn is the author of Off the Beaten Trail: A Young Man's Soul-Searching Journey Through Central America, a TEDx speaker, and World Nomad.  RSVP here

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March 2018

Combatting Trafficking in Persons

March 13 - March 16

20 visitors from multiple countries across the globe will be joining the San Diego Diplomacy Council to discuss Combatting Trafficking in Persons. This project supports a major tenet of U.S. foreign policy: the human rights imperative to combat trafficking of persons for the sex trade and slave labor. Discussions will focus on best practices to disrupt the supply and demand chains. Participants will examine U.S. legislation; visa regulations; enforcement against and prosecution of traffickers; initiatives to identify, protect, assist, and…

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Global Economic Cooperation

March 13 - March 17

20 delegates from multiple countries will be coming to make professional connections in San Diego examining international economic cooperation in the context for the growth and integration of emerging markets into the world economy. They will examine links between U.S. and foreign financial systems and commodity markets. They will also review U.S. efforts to strengthen its economy and the international economic system, including stimulating growth and employment, reforming financial institutions, initiatives to assist the recovery of the financial sector domestically…

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Public Health: Infectious Diseases

March 24 - March 28

9 delegates from multiple countries will be coming to make professional connections in  San Diego.

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