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Nourish Your Global Curiosity with our virtual events! 

Each month, join us and meet international guests from all over the world - people who want to stay connected with Philadelphia. Together, we'll spend time in LIVE conversations about life, the world, and everything in between.

Upcoming Events

Diplomacy and Dialogue: Moussa Sene

Thursday, November 18th at 12PM EST

IVLP Alumni from Senegal

Join our virtual conversation with Moussa Sene, IVLP Alumni and Director at Thread, an artist residency and cultural center for local and international artists in Senegal. Thread is a socio-cultural project about global connection and linkage - to be like thread by forming connections that run through us and not around us.

Citizen Diplomat Academy Worldwide Exchange

October 16 - December 15

EXTENDED DEADLINE to apply October 15

Our fall virtual international exchange program for Philadelphia high school students and peers overseas begins soon. This 8-week virtual program is a commitment of 1 hour of 'live' learning on Zoom and 1-2 hours of activities done on your own time, like chatting, blogging, watching videos, and more. Share this opportunity with the teens in your life.

PHL/Germany Perspectives on Community Policing and Business

Thursday, October 21, 5 - 7:30PM EST

VIP Member Event at Union League of Philadelphia

Our first in-person exchange is arriving on Friday from Germany! Celebrating German American Friendship month, VIP Circles Members are invited to join Steve Kelly of Elap and Chris Vargo of PNC Bank in a farewell reception for our German guests and a panel discussion.  Designed to give business leaders insight into the Philadelphia Police Department's current Community Policing Practices as well as Germany's environment and practices;  the discussion will explore the nexus of civil liberties and building trust between police departments and the communities they serve. Limited Tickets Available. Registration closes as soon as we hit capacity.

Past Events

Citizen Diplomat of the Year Award

Thank you to all who attended the Citizen Diplomat of the Year Award! We had a great time honoring Heather Templeton Dill and Jennifer Templeton Simpson for their philanthropy in Big Ideas and Global Education on Thursday, September 30th at 12PM EST. If you were unable to attend, you can view the entire event, including an interview with our honorees and stories from Citizen Diplomat Academy students by clicking below.

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

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

Our corporate partners at Elap Services, Volpe KoenigSpangles Custom Jewelry Designs, Philadelphia International MedicineThe Windsor Suites a Modus Hotel, and generous support from the Albert W. Bader Foundation make public programs like First Thursdays and Diplomacy & Dialogue programs possible.