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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.


"Swift’s lifelong commitment to justice and human rights is particularly relevant today. By challenging dictators - and winning - he reminds us that one citizen can make a difference in the world." 

We recognized Robert A. Swift, our Citizen Diplomat of the Year, at the 2019 Citizens Soirée: A Dinner for Diplomacy on June 6th. And we're excited to announce that our 2019 attendance and fundraising for the Citizens Soiree exceeded all expectations!!! Thank you to our board, our members, our interns, our volunteers, our staff and YOU — for chamoinoning the global mindset that make people like Bob - and all of our Citizen Diplomats - such wonderful ambassadors for our city.

Make sure you check out the photos!

WATCH the Robert Swift Video.

Save the date for next year THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2020.

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