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April 2020

Mask Diplomacy: Northeast Asia Information & Image Wars

April 14, 2020: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our next Virtual Talk-About Series will feature public diplomacy expert Nancy Snow and will take place over Zoom on Tuesday, April 14 at 10:00 - 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Nancy Snow will explain how COVID-19 has spurred both promising and concerning dynamics in Northeast Asia. Japan and China, while being antagonist countries, are collaborating and generating goodwill in surprising ways to address the pandemic. Meanwhile, comparative information and image war has been set into motion among Japan, China, and South Korea, three countries with distinct approaches to responding…

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A Pandemic’s Impact on Peace

April 15, 2020: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

In partnership with the Kroc School of Peace Studies, the San Diego Diplomacy Council invites you to join "A Pandemic's Impact on Peace," featuring Rachel Locke, Kroc IPC Director of Impact:Peace.  The curve of COVID-19 cases isn’t the only one that needs to be flattened. The coronavirus pandemic is already producing knock-on effects for safety at the individual level, the community level, and – potentially – at the international level. In this webinar, we will discuss three of the greatest risk…

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Global Leaders Online Forum

April 16, 2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The San Diego Diplomacy Council is proud to announce our Global Leaders Online Forum, a series of virtual events that will offer our online community the opportunity to hear from and re-connect with current and emerging international leaders who have previously visited San Diego as part of an SDDC-hosted exchange program (our alumni!). Each event will highlight the unique experience and expertise of our international alumni on specific global issues and the impact of international exchange. Our first Global Leaders Online…

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Virtual Culinary Diplomacy

April 24, 2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

As part of our Culinary Diplomacy Series, San Diego Diplomacy Council is delighted to offer our first-ever virtual cooking class for members. Please join Israeli Chef Gal Sandler for a delicious online cooking class where you will discover Israeli cuisine, one of the healthiest in the world. Gal will lead you in preparing 4 easy to make, yet delicious and colorful traditional dishes. This taste of healthy Mediterranean cuisine is a great way to widen cultural connections during this time…

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Armed Conflict and Pandemic in Ukraine: Insight from an IVLP Alum

April 27, 2020: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The San Diego Diplomacy Council is pleased to announce our next event in the Global Leaders Online Forum series: “Armed Conflict and Pandemic in Ukraine: Insight from an IVLP Alum”, to be held on Monday, April 27th from 10:00 – 11:00am Pacific Time. This live webinar will feature International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alum and Ukrainian journalist, Mr. Andrii Dikhtiarenko. Mr. Dikhtiarenko will share his experience on how COVID-19 is affecting Ukraine, particularly in Kyiv and the armed conflict zone…

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May 2020

E-Talk-About Series: The European Response to Covid-19 and Implications for Transatlantic Relations

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

In our next E-Talk-About event, Former White House Special Advisor and Senior Foreign Service Officer. Molly Montgomery joins the San Diego Diplomacy Council for a discussion of how Covid-19 is affecting Europe. She will discuss the European response to the current crisis and the impact it will have on transatlantic relations, trade negotiations, Brexit, and other issues. This event will take place over Zoom on May 5th from 5-6pm PDT. Ms. Molly Montgomery is currently a Vice President with Albright…

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Innovative Collective Action

May 19, 2020: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

In partnership with the Kroc School of Peace Studies, the San Diego Diplomacy Council invites you to join "Innovative Collective Action: How people respond with courage and creativity in trying times. Novel forms of collective action and protest emerge during crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different. Kroc School Professor Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick worked with colleagues across the globe to document 100+ methods of non-violent action. During this webinar, Professor Choi-Fitzpatrick will offer an insider's view into current movements around the world.…

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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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