DES MOINES, IOWA, May 27, 2014 — The Center for Citizen Diplomacy is being featured at this year’s NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego, California. NAFSA, a premiere international educators association, convenes leaders in the higher education community to discuss trends and hot button challenges facing this community. The Center’s poster, “Citizen Diplomacy & Vibrant Global Campuses” was selected to be featured during the session on “Connections between Peace and Justice, Social Responsibility, and International Education”.
Through its recently launched citizen diplomacy workshop, The Center helps young leaders understand the concept of global fluency, its impact on the larger world around them, and how acting as citizen diplomats will help them to achieve their own personal and professional goals, while making a positive contribution to the global community.
The four-hour workshop challenges college students to embrace their powerful ability to change the world through person-to-person citizen diplomacy. “Most universities have been charged with the task of graduating globally competent students who are competitive in a global marketplace,” says Matt Clark, Program Manager at the Center. “Even at colleges where excellent resources and programs exist, students don’t always take full advantage of opportunities around them if they don’t see the value. We hope the concepts inherent to citizen diplomacy will help higher education institutions bring their existing efforts under a common framework.”
The Center (@USCCD) is a meeting place for organizations and individuals interested in meaningful global engagement across cultures at the person-to-person level. The Center is uniting a movement toward purposeful global engagement by providing a collective voice, platform, and tools for organizations that offer opportunities for individuals to be exemplary citizen diplomats. It works to advance global fluency through mutually beneficial dialogues, problem solving, and trust – the foundation of all true partnerships at the individual, organizational, or governmental level.
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