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Siobhan Lyons to Transition from President and CEO of Citizen Diplomacy International

Citizen Diplomacy International announced today that President and CEO Siobhan Lyons, long-time diplomatic leader and international connector in the Philadelphia community, will be transitioning after nearly 7 years with the organization. Lyons successfully guided Citizen…

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FAQs About Dinner Hosting – THE WORLD AT YOUR TABLE

Throughout the year, volunteers welcome visitors for an evening of dinner and conversation, an event which we call “Culinary Diplomay”,  “Dinner Hosting”, or “Home Hospitality”…

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Citizen Diplomacy International Impact Report 2021 – 2022

Message from President & CEO Thank YOU for reaching out to international peers during our virtual year in 2021 and our return to in-person programming…

Impact: IVLP Profile A Global Moment in Time: Ya Fav Trashman

In one of our largest exchanges of the year, 70 global participants gathered on zoom to speak with Philadelphia sanitation hero Terrill Haigler AKA Ya Fav…

Impact: Citizen Diplomat Academy Year 1: March 2021-April 2022

Because of Covid-19, most school exchange programs have been put on hold since March 2020. Resulting in a loss in cross-cultural learning and international exposure….

Impact: Sister Cities Profile – Jewish Heritage Museum in Frankfurt

Matthias Thoma is CEO of the Eintracht Museum in Frankfurt, one of our Sister Cities. His research is focused on educating the world about the…

Impact: IVLP 2021 Program on Community Policing

If you asked us what an ideal exchange looks like, we would say “one that touches Philadelphians from every walk of life – government representatives,…

2022 Global Ties U.S. National Meeting: Moving Exchange Forward

In March 2022, team members of Citizen Diplomacy listened to Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken’s video remarks during the 2022 Global Ties U.S. National…

Stories of Citizen Diplomacy: Connecting Philadelphia to the World

Over the past few days, many of you have reached out about the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine, sharing stories of past exchanges and updates from…

Stories of Citizen Diplomacy: Connecting Philadelphia to the World

Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia has received a $16,000 grant from PA Humanities as part of its $1.4 million recovery and growth program. Called PA…

Stories of Citizen Diplomacy: Connecting Philadelphia to the World

South Asian a cappella group Penn Masala has been selected to represent the Philadelphia area as a cultural performer at the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The University of…

Words of Inspiration about Inclusive Leadership

In December’s Diplomacy and Dialogue, we sat down with two influential women, Rotem Cohen Kahlon and Uva Coles, and learned about how they’re advocating for…

2021 YTILI Fellows originate from Croatia, Greece, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Romania and Russia.

Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI)

Since its launch in 2016, approximately 300 alumni from across Europe have bolstered their business skills and transatlantic partnerships through the YTILI Fellowship Program. YTILI…

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