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October 2020

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

October 6, 2020: 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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Flavors of the Philippines: A Virtual Cooking Class

October 30, 2020: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

REGISTER HERE As part of our E-Culinary Diplomacy Series, the San Diego Diplomacy Council is delighted to offer a virtual cooking class on Friday, October 30 from 5:00-6:30 PM, in celebration of Filipino American History Month. Filipino chef and business owner Tress Balch will lead you in preparing two easy-to-make, yet delicious dishes that are the hallmarks of Filipino cuisine: Chicken Adobo and Lumpia Shanghai. Opening remarks will be given by San Diego-based Honorary Consul of the Philippines, Audie de…

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November 2020

2020 Signature Event

November 13, 2020: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join the San Diego Diplomacy Council and our cohost, the San Diego Chapter of International Game Development Association for an unforgettable online fundraising evening exploring how video games can promote world peace and diplomacy. The event will be held online on Friday, November 13th at 5 PM Pacific Time.  The evening will feature distinguished speakers, a video game demonstration, virtual door prizes, an optional dinner for local guests, and a private cocktail party.  Your ticket and donation directly support the…

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February 2021

Build your creative negotiation skills!

February 3: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Calling all high school students interested in cross-cultural exchanges and international negotiations! The San Diego Diplomacy Council is pleased to announce a new cross-Atlantic partnership with PATHWAYS Institute for Negotiation Education. Together we are excited to offer a unique series of virtual joint learning and exchange workshops for high school students in San Diego (USA) and Sha’ar Hanegev (Israel), as part of the cities’ sister-city relationship. The workshop series will take place on February 3,10 & 17 from 8 - 9:30 am…

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Global Leaders Online Forum: Democracy in Crisis

February 17: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In collaboration with the International House at UC San Diego, the San Diego Diplomacy Council is proud to offer another discussion in our Global Leaders Online Forum series. This time, we will discuss Democracy in Crisis: Elections, Social Media, and Youth Activism. Joining us are three esteemed panelists; Jonathan Stonestreet from the Carter Center, Alessandra Soler, a Human Rights lawyer from Venezuela and alumna of the U.S Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in San Diego, and May Thach,…

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E-Cultural Diplomacy Series: Book Conversation for Black History Month

February 24: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In recognition of Black History Month, the San Diego Diplomacy Council is proud to offer a powerful reflection of Isabel Wilkerson's book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Join us online on Wednesday, February 24th at 7 PM PST to discuss the harsh realities of a menacing Caste system that exists and may sometimes thrive in our developed world. Wilkerson offers an unparalleled synthesis of the American way of life by conflating notions of race and caste. Rather than arguing they are synonymic, she writes…

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March 2021

Resilience and Psychosocial Support for Human Rights Defenders and Humanitarian Actors

March 1 - March 26

Up to 11 participants from Cameroon will be making virtual professional connections in San Diego exploring the following specific objectives for the project outlined by the Department of State: To explore methods and best practices for building resilience and self-care of humanitarian actors and human rights defenders; To observe a psychosocial approach inclusive of self-care into the work of human rights defenders and humanitarian actors; To survey options and resources available for human rights defenders and humanitarian actors in need…

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Education in the Digital Age

March 1 - March 24

Up to 25 participants from various countries will be making virtual professional connections in San Diego exploring the following specific objectives for the project outlined by the Department of State: Provide an overview of current technological trends in education; Assess how new technologies impact student learning, including the advantages and disadvantages; Examine partnerships between educational institutions and private business or philanthropic organizations; Explain teacher training and continuing education on working with new technologies; and Demonstrate how technology is integrated into…

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U.S. Foreign Policy – Global Challenges I

March 8 - March 26

Up to 15 participants from Europe will be making virtual professional connections in San Diego exploring the following specific objectives for the project outlined by the Department of State: Discuss foreign policy issues of concern to Europe and the United States, including counter-terrorism and security, transatlantic relations, the changing roles of international organizations such as NATO and the United Nations, trans-boundary environmental policy issues, and global trade trends which frame positions in U.S. foreign policy; and Expose participants to the…

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April 2021

Global Social Hour

April 7: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Grab a coffee and join us for a new iteration of our Global Social Hour Series on Wednesday, April 7th at 10 AM Pacific Time. This event will be an excellent opportunity for you to engage in an informal conversation with European leaders and learn about their perspectives on global affairs and the transatlantic relationship. Our speakers include: Mr. Pavel SZOBI, Ph.D., Czech Republic: Assistant Professor, Institute of International Studies, Charles University in Prague Mr. Emmanuel DROIT, Ph.D., France: Professor of International History, Sciences Po Strasbourg Mr. Andreas Maldener,…

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