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Citizen Diplomacy International connects the international community and the people of Philadelphia, one person and one new friendship at a time.  We showcase the best of our region through international business, educational and cultural exchanges.  Through personal interactions, we promote mutual respect and understanding.

As citizen diplomats, we believe that personal interactions, from business meetings to shared meals, have an impact on how the United States is viewed around the world. We strive to create a friendly and welcoming environment that encourages open discussion and fosters the mutual understanding that we hope will lead to a more peaceful and prosperous world.


In 2016, Citizen Diplomacy International hosted 1,219 international visitors from 133 countries. Our volunteer Citizen Diplomats shared Philadelphia’s knowledge and best practices throughout the world through 5,000+ hours of volunteer hospitality and professional hosts provide enriching opportunities for global idea-sharing, networking, and professional development.

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Upcoming Events

June 15 - Citizens Soiree: A Dinner For Diplomacy
5 p.m.-9 p. m. National Museum of American Jewish History,101 South Independence Mall East

We're throwing a Soiree! Join us to show your commitment to Citizen Diplomacy as a key part of global security and prosperity. Celebrate 'Citizen Diplomats of the Year' Tom and Kathy Jennings. Enjoy an evening of international cocktails and cuisine. our biggest fundraiser of the year, all proceeds support cultural, educational and professional international exchanges and the outreach work of Citizen Diplomacy.