You only have three days left to register for this one of a kind summit - Diplomacy Begins Here!
You don't want to miss this fascinating day at Loyola Marymount University on May 13th. You will have the opportunity to hear from top diplomats such as Assistant Secretary of State, Evan Ryan who will be speaking at the Reception; Former Ambassador Frank Baxter who is dedicated to improving education in L.A.'s public schools, will be speaking at the morning session; and Former Assistant Secretary of State Goli Ameri will be sharing some of the innovative media initiatives of the Center for Global Engagement at the Luncheon.
International guests include: The Honorable Nadim Costa, Councilman for the City of Beirut, Lebanon; Chen Yongsong, the 2015 IVLP Gold Star Alumni and founder of EcoNetwork, an environmental NGO headquartered in China; Members of Parliament from Burma (Myanmar) who are International Visitor Leadership Program Participants.
Top business leaders and educators will also be participating, including David W. Burcham, President Loyola Marymount University; Kevin Lew, Director of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Bixel Exchange; Caron De Mars, Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Program of the Economic Bureau at the Department of State; Dr. Jay Wang, Director of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy; and Glenn Kalison, President of Relativity Education - and many more outstanding speakers and dignitaries.
Come for the morning, the Luncheon or the final Reception - or best of all join us for the whole day! Whatever time fits your schedule it will be time well-spent gaining new information on topics that impact us all. The summit, which celebrates IVCLA's 35th Anniversary and the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program's 75th Anniversary, is part of a nation-wide series co-hosted by the U.S. Department of State and Global Ties U.S.
The Diplomacy Begins Here Summit will explore the Los Angeles area's role in global communications through its thriving Silicon Beach and the entrepreneurial spirit that feeds it; the importance of STEM education, locally as well as its role in U.S. foreign policy; science, technology and innovation as global endeavors, and their implications for global trade to the L.A. region.
IVCLA's mission is to create international understanding and cooperation between the Los Angeles region and the rest of the world through citizen diplomacy. Citizen diplomacy is the concept that the individual citizen has the right - indeed the responsibility - to help shape foreign relations. In an era of increasing globalization, more and more people develop their most lasting impressions through face-to-face, personal encounters. Citizen Diplomats are a powerful force in defining the United States to the rest of the world and giving U.S. citizens greater understanding about today's world. In this time of global turmoil, the international dialogues we facilitate are vital to creating a more peaceful world.
We hope to see you there! Register by Friday, May 8th!