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Diplomacy Begins Here: Portland, OR (not hosted by GlobalPDX)

11/30/2017 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

You are cordially invited to Diplomacy Begins Here: Portland, Oregon!

Global Ties U.S., in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, are hosting a series of Diplomacy Begins Here summits across the United States that will bring together local, national, and international leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit world.

Together on Thursday, November 30th, we will foster connections and growth in the international exchange community and celebrate the critical role that public and citizen diplomacy programs play in building a more peaceful, prosperous world at home and abroad.

New + Next: Building Civic & Economic Innovation

Oregon has a strong legacy and a much-admired reputation around civic and economic innovation- from technology and active-wear to sustainability, urban planning, neighborhood involvement and citizenship; and is well-known for its vibrant youth culture and one of the fastest growing refugee and immigrant populations in the country. WorldOregon & Global Ties U.S.’ summit, Diplomacy Begins Here: New + Next – Building Civic & Economic Innovation, will explore emergent best practices around entrepreneurship and economic development, youth leadership, multicultural integration, and how communities can build stronger networks and strategic partnerships that can create more prosperous, informed, responsive, resilient, and vibrant communities. This is a pressing topic for the community and also one that draws International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) groups to Oregon each year.

The summit will feature community leaders and resources that are active in welcoming exchange visitors, such as participants in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Further, this summit will address many U.S. foreign policy topics, as the summit will look at Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, Youth Leadership, and Women’s Empowerment through the lens of new and next-generation Portlanders.


This event is not hosted by GlobalPDX.


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University of Oregon White Stag Block
70 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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