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February 2021

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

Professional Fellow Program (PFP) – Eurasia

April 1 - June 30

Under the PFP program, 6 professionals from Eurasia will be placed in American businesses/organizations for a month-long virtual fellowship. SDDC will be arranging cultural and professional online events for PFP fellows throughout April, May, and June 2021.

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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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Global Citizenship and Careers in Public Diplomacy

April 28: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Curious about careers in foreign service? Want to learn how to have an impact as a citizen diplomat? Join I-House Global Forum and the San Diego Diplomacy Council on April 28th at 5:00 pm PDT for a discussion on how to get involved in public diplomacy and global citizenship. Featured panelists Terry Davidson, former U.S diplomat with the rank of Minister-Counselor, Scott Rasmussen, former diplomat and current Executive Director at Hands of Peace, and our own Executive Director, Fabienne Perlov.…

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May 2021

E-Talk-About Series: Vaccine Diplomacy

May 18: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In recognition of the rising importance of vaccine diplomacy in the current climate, the San Diego Diplomacy Council is proud to offer a unique discussion with Dr. Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations and professor and the director for global health studies at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations. This event will take place on Zoom at 11 AM PST on May 18th, 2021 as part of our E-Talk About series. Vaccine diplomacy is among the most…

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June 2021

Global Leadership Youth Program Summer 2021

June 28: 9:00 am - August 6: 11:45 am

Click here to register for GLYP! Student programming is back! This Summer we are slated to run what is quickly becoming one of our flagship offerings, the Global Leadership Youth Summer Program (GLYP). Open to students entering grades 8 -12, this program gives students valuable skills including negotiation, global awareness, and an understanding of diplomatic processes. This program has been made possible thanks to the academic partnership of La Jolla Country Day School and the generous support of Nordson Corporation Foundation and Five Together Foundation. The…

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