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May 2020

E-Culinary Diplomacy: The Japanese Art of Sushi Making

May 22, 2020: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join San Diego Diplomacy Council and renowned Sushi Chef, Jeff Roberto, for an introduction into the Japanese culinary art of Sushi-making. In this virtual class, you will learn the fundamentals of making traditional and non-traditional rolls (Maki), handrolls (Temaki), Sushi style Nigiri, and Sashimi, as well as presentation techniques and sushi etiquette. Opening remarks will be given by Japanese cultural and protocol expert Diana K. Rowland, Founder and President of cross-cultural consulting firm IntXel. Ms. Rowland will share her insight…

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Online Global Trivia

May 26, 2020: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Calling all trivia lovers! Join San Diego Diplomacy Council for a lively evening or two of Online Global Trivia. Test your knowledge of all things global – geography, culture, international relations, and many other sorts of random world facts. There will be two opportunities to participate: on May 26th and June 11th at 5pm. Attend one or both! In addition to bragging rights, the highest scorer from each game will win a one-year SDDC membershipand will advance on to a National Online Competition, to be…

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International Career Event

May 28, 2020: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Are you a recent graduate in international affairs or current student curious about a global career? At the San Diego Diplomacy Council, we are committed to making an impact locally and globally. Join our upcoming virtual event to hear from a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer, and former SDDC staff and interns about their respective international careers. Our panelists include: Dean J. Haas, SDDC Board Director and former Foreign Service Officer. Dean is currently the principal/owner of DJH Coaching. He…

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June 2020

A Briefing on Afghanistan

June 2, 2020: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The San Diego Diplomacy Council is pleased to partner with San Diego State University's Center for Advancing Global Business to present Congresswoman Susan Davis and Ms. Annie Pforzheimer, former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Afghanistan. The E-Talk-About Event will take place over Zoom next Tuesday, June 2 at 5 PM Pacific Time. Congresswoman Susan Davis will give a welcoming remark and Ms. Pforzheimer will give "A Briefing on Afghanistan: How We Got Where We Are Today". She will…

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Online Global Trivia – Round 2

June 11, 2020: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The second round of Online Global Trivia is coming up! Join us on Thursday, June 11th at 5pm Pacific Time for a fun night of testing your knowledge on all things global – geography, culture, international relations, and many other sorts of random world facts. The highest scorer will win a one year SDDC membership, and the person who cumulates the highest score over the two rounds will go to the national competition, being held the week of June 15th. The prize for…

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A Crisis Within A Crisis: Refugees in Times of COVID-19

June 16, 2020: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The San Diego Diplomacy Council is delighted to present our next event in the Global Leaders Online Forum series, “A Crisis Within A Crisis: Refugees in Times of COVID-19,” on Tuesday, June 16 at 10 AM Pacific Time. This event will feature the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Alumna, Ms. Nesrine Metry, Health Manager of the Refugee Program at Caritas Egypt. Ms. Metry will discuss the current situation for refugees in Egypt, how the pandemic is impacting them, and the ways…

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Global Leaders Online Forum on LGBTQ Issues

June 23, 2020: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

In partnership with Sempra Energy and San Diego Pride, the San Diego Diplomacy Council will convene LGBTQ world leaders for a special online event to close out Pride Month here in the U.S. The international speakers are past participants of the U.S State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program that we hosted in San Diego. The online event will be held on Tuesday, June 23 at 9AM PST.  Panelists include: Fernando López (US) Executive Director, San Diego Pride Fernando López has expanded San Diego…

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E-Cultural Diplomacy: Photojournalism For Social Change in Slovenia

June 30, 2020: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

As part of our Cultural Diplomacy series, the San Diego Diplomacy Council is excited to share the creative work of the U.S State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alum and documentary photographer Luka Dakskobler from Slovenia. We invite you to: 1) View his video “Views on a Changing World” HERE, in which Mr. Dakskobler shares his stunning photography and the meaningful stories behind them on climate change, species preservation, anti-government protests and the Covid-19 lockdown in Slovenia; and 2)…

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July 2020

E-Talk About Series: Diplomacy in the Next Era – Creating Gender Balance

July 7, 2020: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Many countries face challenges of migration, terrorism, climate change, and the spread of fast-paced technology. Those who are sitting around the table will redefine how we solve critical problems. How will gender balance change diplomacy? Join us on Tuesday, July 7th at 5PM Pacific Time with author Susan Sloan as she discusses her book (Amazon #1 New Release), A Seat at the Table: Women, Diplomacy, and Lessons for the World. She will share stories and research from women Ambassadors and…

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E-Cultural Diplomacy: Celebrating France’s Bastille Day!

July 14, 2020: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us next week for a celebration of France's Bastille Day with food, music, and diplomacy! Part of our E-Cultural Diplomacy series, the event will be held live on Tuesday, July 14th at 5 PM Pacific Time and co-hosted with the House of France and the Alliance Francaise of San Diego. Ms. Marion Lanier, Honorary Consul of France will discuss the relations between the United States and France and share a few words about the importance of Bastille Day in…

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