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July 2020

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

July 7: 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: 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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Entrepreneurship in the Time of COVID-19 in Russia and Moldova

July 21: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Click Here to Register in Advance! Our next Global Leaders Online Forum will take place on Tuesday, July 21 from 10-11 am PST. We will convene international business fellows from the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) and Russian Business Leaders Program (RBL) to discuss adaptability in the time of COVID-19. Panelists include: Zamir Shukhov (Russia) CEO & Partner, Global Venture Alliance 2017 PFP Fellow Zamir Shukhov is the CEO of Global Venture Alliance, a startup accelerator that works in entrepreneurship ecosystem…

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Global Leaders Online Program: Summer 2020 – Registration Open!

July 27: 9:00 am - July 31: 11:30 am

Join the San Diego Diplomacy Council and La Jolla Country Day School for our groundbreaking Virtual Summer Global Leaders Program for students aged 14-18 years old! This unique opportunity will enable participants in San Diego and around the world to engage with questions plaguing the world’s most critical thinkers. From nuclear proliferation to sustainability negotiations, our program has been curated with future leaders in mind. Program Details: Open to students aged 14-18 from around the world Enjoy as a four-week…

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In Honor of International Day of Friendship, Annual Appreciation Event!

July 30: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the International Day of Friendship on Thursday, July 30th at 5pm PST to honor our members, volunteers, and partners who help us nurture global friendships and advance solutions to global challenges. The International Day of Friendship appreciates the significant bonds that encourage the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting global stability and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good. We are proud to welcome Susan Crystal,…

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August 2020

E-Talk About Series: Saving Face – How Diplomats and Global Leaders Preserve Dignity and Build Trust

August 11: 5:00 pm

Click Here to Register! “Saving face” is a universal concept that enables you to connect with people, break down barriers, and build trust and long-term relationships. When the phrase “it’s not about the money” is used, the real issue is often about face. Face is the new social currency of our time. Face represents one’s self-esteem, self-worth, identity, reputation, status, pride, and dignity. The more face you have, the easier and faster you can get things done. Join our E-Talk-About…

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Global Leaders Online Forum: Perspectives From Global Experts on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy

August 25: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

REGISTER HERE Sponsored by Sempra Energy, the San Diego Diplomacy Council invites you to our upcoming Global Leaders Online Forum, taking place on Tuesday, August 25 from 10-11 am PST. We will convene global experts to discuss climate action and the latest developments on sustainable energy. The event will be moderated by Erin Koch, Corporate Sustainability Manager at Sempra Energy. Featured speakers include alumni of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and local subject matters experts. Featured Speakers: Douty Chibamba…

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September 2020

Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide to World Peace

September 15: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Get your tickets now! Join our E-Cultural Diplomacy Event on Tuesday, September 15th at 5 PM PST as Aziz Abu Sarah, author of Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide to World Peace, expands on his novel to discuss the transformational power that travel has to heal divides, increase tolerance and make the world a more peaceful place. Aziz will provide insight and guidance on building peace and diplomacy through transformative travel. Aziz Abu Sarah is a peace builder, cultural educator, entrepreneur,…

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Vote, Run, Lead: A Virtual Dialogue on Women’s Political Participation

September 29: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

REGISTER HERE Here in the US, 2020 marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote in 1920. It was the first legislation for women’s voting rights. In recognition and celebration of this momentous occasion, the San Diego Diplomacy Council is spotlighting the importance of women’s full and equal participation in the political process for our next event in the Global Leaders Online Forum series. On Tuesday, September 29 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time,…

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October 2020

E-Cultural Diplomacy Event: Book Discussion with George Takei! ( By invitation only)

October 6: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a book discussion and exclusive question and answer session with author, activist, and actor, George Takei, author of the KPBS One Book, One San Diego 2020 selection, They Called Us Enemy, a graphic memoir in which Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. This event is for SDDC members and by invitation only. For more information, please contact jim@sandiegodiplomacy.org

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