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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


 
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

 


BE PART OF THE NATION-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 Philadelphia region through one-on-one interaction with important guests visiting through U.S. Department of State exchanges and Philadelphia's Sister Cities Program.

You can welcome guests from abroad into your office to share your expertise, or into your home to share a more personal American experience.

Citizen Diplomats welcome strangers and send home friends.  Click here to join CDI.  And click here to register for the April 2nd First Thursday.   (There's no First Thursday in January or July.)

JOIN CDI TODAY and bring international relations and interesting people into your life. 

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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 annual Campaign for Peace & Understanding.  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 April 2nd


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

Below is the "counter" of people who have come
to this home page since June 7, 2005

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


Click image above for the 2013 Annual Report released April 2014

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THROUGH THE 
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