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Women in Diplomacy Lauren Swartz

Lauren Swartz’s goal is to position Philadelphia as a global destination for business, talent and  investment. As the senior director of International Business for the…

Impact: Fostering Success for Entrepreneurs

In April, a multinational group of 24 entrepreneurs and professionals visited Philadelphia to connect to our thriving social entrepreneurship sector and share the innovations that…

Celebrating 40 Years of Diplomacy with China and Sister City Tianjin

Philadelphia and Tianjin became Sister Cities on December 6, 1979. Over the last 40 years, Citizen Diplomacy and its members have witnessed the dramatic evolution…

Citizen Diplomats are.. Hosts

All year long, Citizen Diplomats show American hospitality to international guests and make their visit in Philadelphia as enriching as possible through a night of…

Citizen Diplomats are.. Community Connectors

Modelling Diversity and Multiculturalism The Philadelphia chapter of 100 Black Men hosted 10 community leaders and activists from Africa to examine the impact of multiculturalism…

Randy Duque Philadelphia Commission on Human Rights

As deputy director of the Community Relations Division, Randy develops and stewards community partnerships to prevent intergroup tension and promote understanding among the City’s diverse…

Citizen Diplomats are… Students

Spotlight on Tel Aviv at the Free Library of Philadelphia For the second year, the Building Bridges with Books program of the Free Library of…

Sister Cities Florence Exchange

19 high school students in culinary arts had the opportunity of a lifetime in October studying Italian cuisine, language and culture in Sister City Florence,…

Citizen Diplomats are.. Changemakers

Driving Economic Development In September, PNC Bank and Saxbys co-hosted a breakfast with prominent members of the business community to welcome a delegation of six…

Citizen Diplomats are… Educators

Temple University Eliminating Cultural Barriers Temple’s Intensive English Language Summer Program welcomed 20 students in July from our Sister City Incheon, South Korea. Program director…

Citizen Diplomats are…Government Officials

Mayor Jim Kenney & Global Education Championing Philly as a ‘Welcoming City’, Mayor Kenney greets diplomatic delegations from our Sister Cities throughout the year. But…

Citizen Diplomats are… Business Leaders

Promoting Science & Technology Entrepreneurship In March, Volpe and Koenig president Jay Halt with associates Rob Leonard and Dawn Kerner presented on U.S. intellectual property…

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