In our globalized world, you don't need to travel far to build bridges between nations and peoples. When you get involved, you help your local community stay connected with the world and facilitate the exchange of ideas that help solve our most pressing global challenges.
Join Global Ties U.S., its members, and the U.S. Department of State for the Diplomacy Begins Here regional summits. Every summit offers you a chance to:
- connect with local and regional leaders from cross-cutting fields and come together around international exchanges.
- expand and develop your skills through targeted training that will help all partners who play a role in international exchange maximize the impact of every program.
- deepen your understanding of U.S. public diplomacy, U.S. foreign policy, and the importance of international exchange programs.
Registration is now open for the summits in Phoenix, Arizona on November 14 and Huntsville, Alabama on November 19. To find out more about summits in your area taking place next spring and summer, click here.
Phoenix, Arizona Announcement
Interested in youth and women's leadership in international and government affairs? Curious about the past, present, and future of foreign relations between the U.S. and Mexico? Want to connect with leaders and professionals in the field of international exchange?
Then come to the Diplomacy Begins Here summit in Arizona on November 14! Learn more about topics such as:
- Fostering Connections Between the U.S. & Mexico with Roberto Rodriguez, Consul General of Mexico in Phoenix and Christopher Teal, Consul General of the U.S. in Nogales.
- Youth & International Engagement with stakeholders in the state-wide education community.
- Women's Role in Government & Diplomacy with education leaders and state legislators.
- The Foreign Policy View from Congress with Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Congressman Matt Salmon (R-AZ).
This summit is hosted by the Arizona Council for International Visitors & the Southern Arizona Council for International Visitors, Global Ties U.S., and the U.S. Department of State.
For more information and to register for Diplomacy Begins Here in Arizona, click here.
Huntsville, Alabama Announcement
Are you a millennial who desires to lead change in your community? Considering a career in the Foreign Service or international relations? Want to connect with leaders and professionals in the field of international exchange?
Then come to the Diplomacy Begins Here summit in Alabama on November 19! The summit is designed to engage millennials and connect them, their energy, and their passion to leaders and organizations in the field. Attend and you will:
- Receive professional development training to strengthen your volunteer base.
- Meet renowned pollster John Zogby, Author of First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing Our Millennial Generation.
- Learn how you can leverage your global potential in a dialogue with Mark Powell, Department of State's Diplomat in Residence and Rena Anderson, Director of Community Engagement at Huntsville City Schools.
- Celebrate local millennial advocates and catalysts for change during a dinner featuring Stephen Black, Founder & President of IMPACT Alabama.
This summit is hosted by the International Services Council of Alabama, the International Visitors Center of Jackson, Global Ties U.S., and the U.S. Department of State.
For more information and to register for Diplomacy Begins Here in Alabama, click here.
Discovery Diplomacy Weekend
"Join Global Ties U.S. as we celebrate you, and all citizen diplomats, during our Discover Diplomacy Weekend! This special program offers you a unique opportunity to explore the diplomatic world in our nation’s capital–from the U.S. Congress, the White House, and the Department of State, to the 176 countries that have embassies in the city."
Friday, May 1, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn more at http://www.cvent.com/events/discover-diplomacy-weekend/event-summary-99913cf51f7348b5b0ef5851bc3130fd.aspx