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CDI* HONORS
- 2014 IVC & Philadelphia's Sister Cities Program and Tianjin, China share U.S.-China Sister Cities award for Youth Programming.

- 2013 Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia named *IVC a "Dare to Understand Community Organization Partner"

- 2012 Temple University Global Philadelphia Award  

- 2011 Independence Charter School's Global Citizen Award

- 2009 Preservation Alliance's Community Action Award (for our work on the Chinatown Friendship Gate)

- 2005 Consular Corps Global Leadership Award

2004 Human Rights Award from the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission

Did you know that the network of 95 Councils across the U.S. was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for its work with the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program?

*Formely IVC, now CDI
 

 


Protocol Tips from the Master:  CDI's Chief of Protocol, Robert Frye, has begun a new special feature for us with stories from his 25+ years in protocol - as Chief of Protocol in Iraq and at AT&T and Lucent.


Sister Cities Opportunities!  Sister Cities in France and Russia have invited Philadelphians to participate in special programs. Read about it here...


Read some fascinating reminiscences from our founders & friends. 


Support CDI's CITIZEN DIPLOMACY FIRST FUND

Funds raised will support CDI's TODAY I  MET Education Program,
our State Department and Sister Cities Exchange Programs
& all of our other Exchanges that make friends around the world for our country and region.

DONATE HERE


Our national office, Global Ties U.S., has arranged a fabulous weekend where you can "Discover Diplomacy" -
and we hope you'll participate - and then come back to Philadelphia to practice it!

What are women's roles in foreign affairs? Come to Washington, DC, for Discover Diplomacy Weekend and participate in that discussion and more! 

You will take A Look at Women's Leadership in Foreign Affairs, with a distinguished panel featuring Michele Kelemen, NPR's Diplomacy Correspondent, who has been traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton before him, tracking the Obama administration's broad foreign policy agenda from Asia to the Middle East.

Register now and take part in:

For a taste of what's in store, check out pictures and a recap from 2014.  

Join in this May 1-3, 2015 in Washington, DC. Register today 

Experience the diplomatic world in our nation's capital  at the Discover Diplomacy Weekend! 

Register at Discover.GlobalTiesUS.org 


2015 CITIZEN DIPLOMACY AWARDS

 
PHOTO L-R: Joining Tom Jennings, Esq., CDI Chairman, before the 61st Annual Meeting
began were CDI President Nancy Gilboy, Board Members Marciarose Shestack,
Dr. Vail Garvin, and CDI Chief of Protocol Robert Frye 

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 we held our 61st Annual Meeting
& presented Citizen Diplomacy Awards
to the following wonderful people.  
(photos from the event can be found in the Event Gallery HERE
)

2015 CITIZEN DIPLOMACY AWARDS:

- Alan J. Greenberger, FAIA -
Outstanding Leadership in International Relations
- Sister Cities Program


- Reverend Dr. Malcolm T. Byrd -

Outstanding Professional Resource
U.S. Department of State
International Visitor Leadership Program


Anne Tobey & Peter Schoenbach
Outstanding Cultural Hosts
U.S. Department of State
International Visitor Leadership Program

and...

Brian A. Rankin, Esq. 

CDI Trustee of the Year

PLUS

We surprised our own Ann Stauffer with a very special award:
Ann L. Stauffer, M.B.A.

Exceptional Commitment to
to International Exchanges 
Since 1986

 


Make friends. Make peace. 
It's really that simple.

Be PART OF THE NATIONAL-WIDE NETWORK nominated for the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. Join the movement that promotes a more positive and accurate image of the U.S. and the Philadephia regiona throughone-on-one interaction with important guets visiting through U.S. Department of State exchanges and Philadelphia's Sister Cities Program.

You can EXPAND YOUR WORLD and be personally involved in international relations through our Citizen Diplomacy work. 
Our goal is to engage you, and as many others as we can, to help us build friendships around the world.  By meeting with 
our guests from abroad you can change perceptions created by a negative world media.  You can welcome guests from abroad into your office to share your expertise, or intoyour home to share a more personal American experience over dinner.

Making friends leads to peace. And you can play an important role in it.  Join today here.

Make a donation today to CDI's Citizen Diplomacy First Fund.  DONATE HERE.

At CDI we welcome strangers... and send home friends.  

CDI is a designated United Way recipient.  Our number is 00685.c



Make friends. Make peace. 
It's really that simple.

You can EXPAND YOUR WORLD and be personally involved in international relations through our Citizen Diplomacy work. 
Our goal is to engage you, and as many others as we can, to help us build friendships around the world.  By meeting with 
our guests from abroad you can change perceptions created by a negative world media.  

Making friends leads to peace. And you can play an important role in it.

Make a donation today to CDI's Citizen Diplomacy First Fund.  DONATE HERE.

CDI is part of the Global Ties Citizen Diplomacy network of 95 Councils nominated for the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.
At IVC we welcome strangers... and send home friends.  

CDI is a designated United Way recipient.  Our number is 00685.


The next First Thursday reception is May 7th


We have officially changed from the International Visitors Council of Philadelphia to 
Citizen Diplomacy International!

It will take some time as we convert everything from
"IVC" to our new name, so keep watching!

Click here for Nancy's letter about why we changed the name!
*International Visitors Council of Philadelphia - now CITIZEN DIPLOMACY INTERNATIONAL

Make friends.  Make contacts.  Make peace.®

CDISM - Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia 
formerly the International Visitors Council of Philadelphia

1515 Arch Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1594  U.S.A.
Phone: 1-215-683-0999
Fax: 1-215-683-0998

 

To contact a member of CDI's staff, 
please use the following e-mail format and replace with their 'first' & 'last' name:"

firstname.lastname@cdiPhila.org

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Click image above for the 2014 Annual Report released March 2015

SAVE THE DATE! 
American Summer Experience
Wednesday, July 22nd!

It's a garden party!
It's S-p-e-e-d  Networking!
It's great food!
It's French & Italian wines!
It's beers from around the world!
It's a Drawing!
It's dancing!
It's not to be missed!


NEW VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
at CD! Click here to read
about these 
important positions.


THANK YOU TO OUR
SPONSORS FOR SUPPORTING OUR WORK
THROUGH THE 
AMERICAN SUMMER EXPERIENCE (bbq)

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