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Welcome to our new weekly virtual conversations with our City's international thinkers, past international visitors and Citizen Diplomats from all over the world. You want to know how people around the world are handling this crisis, and we want to keep you connected to our worldwide community of Citizen Diplomats.

Thursday, June 4, 2020, 5:30 PM Eastern Time

JUNE FIRST THURSDAY - Dining with Women in Diplomacy

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 12:30 PM Eastern Time
Gabriela Savova, Digital Communications Fellow, Bulgaria 

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Nikarilkanth Kanthasamy, IVLP Alumni, Sri Lanka 

- For more tips, check out our Virtual Event's Participation Guide

- All virtual events will be recorded. See Media Consent Guidelines

Previously recorded Zoom conversations

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 8:30 AM Eastern Time
Ami Bharat Chheda, Professional Fellow and Youth Advocate, India

Tuesday, May 26, 12 PM  Eastern Time
Anne Bovaird Nevins, President of PIDC

Presented in partnership with the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia.

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 11 AM Eastern Time
Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York

Presented in partnership with the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 12 PM Eastern Time
Nwabisa Mayema, Entrepreneur, South Africa

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 9 AM Eastern Time
Mario Ramò, Deputy Head International Economic Relations, Economiesuisse, Swiss Business Federation, Switzerland

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 3 PM Eastern Time

Pier Attinio Forlano, Consul General of Italy

Hear Pier's reflections on COVID-19; the economic impact of the crisis; and what Italy has learned as a result.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:30 PM Eastern Time
Virtual First Thursday: Special Guest, Anne Grimes, Director of the U.S. State Department’s Office of International Visitors

Update on the International Visitor Leadership Program will give us an update, then we will Breakout for conversations exploring what does diplomacy look like in a virtual world?

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
(Partnered with Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia)
Carlos Obrador Garrido Cuesta, Head Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia

Update on how COVID-19 is affecting business in Mexico; our Mexican community in Philadelphia, and a brief update on the new trade deal between Mexico, Canada and the United States.

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Gerald B. Halt Jr., Citizen Diplomacy board member and partner at Volpe and Koenig, Andreas Lindgren at AWA in Malmo, Sweden and Michael Lucey at Purdy Lucey Intellectual Property in Dublin, Ireland

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Yelena Potapova, Open World Facilitator and International Visitor from Russia


Thursday, April 16, 2020
Dr. Emanuel Catumbela,  Medical Faculty at Agostinho Neto University and the National Director of
Post-Graduate Training for the Angolan Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation

Hear about his trip to Philadelphia, how Angolans are coping with COVID-19 and future plans with his work.

Thursday, April 8, 2020
Lauren Swartz, Philadelphia's Deputy Commerce Director for International Business and Global Strategy.

Hear how international business attraction has been impacted by travel restrictions and physical distancing, and then what comes next once this crisis has passed. 

Thursday, April 2, 2020

April First Thursday and Update on Citizen Diplomacy's Programs in the face of Covid-19

Our 2019/2020 community programs are made possible through our corporate partners at Elap Services, Volpe KoenigPhiladelphia Credit Union, Temple University, and generous support from the Albert W. Bader Foundation.


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