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WorldChicago Coffee Conversations Series

"Perspectives from Around the World ~ Insights from Fulbright Scholars"     

Representing Bolivia, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Nigeria & Russia


Friday, February 8, 2013

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL  

5th Floor, Millennium Park Room


WorldChicago will host a public forum for a prestigious group of international Fulbright scholars who are professors, researchers and experts from around the world, residing at area colleges and universities for 6-12 months. Come hear about their insights and experiences. Q & A to follow. Continental breakfast will be provided.


Cost: WorldChicago members, free

Members, contact Lexy Gore to register at (312) 254-1800 x103 or   


Non-member Registration: $10


Chicago Celebrates International Women's Day  

International Fair & Luncheon

Presented by International Trade Club of Chicago, Union League Club of Chicago, WorldChicago


Friday, March 8, 2013

Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago

10:30 am - International Fair

12:00 pm- Keynote Luncheon   


Keynote Speaker

Ellen Costello, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Corp. and U.S. Country Head      


Cultural Speakers

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Co-Chair, 2013 Celebration, 100 Years of Women voting in Illinois 

and Dr. Aparajita Sengupta, Fulbright Scholar from India, Gender and Women's Studies 



$65 Luncheon ticket (includes admission to International Fair)

$125 Booth at International Fair (includes one luncheon ticket)

$700 Partner Table (includes 10-top luncheon table, booth at International Fair and program recognition)


Sponsorship Opportunities available.


Registration and more information available at


Thank You To Our Sponsors





Northrup Grumman  

Questions? Please contact Lexy Gore at or 312-254-1800 x103.

WorldChicago Young Internationals Chocolate Tasting Tour

(open to graduate students, young professionals AND those young at heart)


Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 5:45-8:45pm
Tour Begins @ 900 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago(Bloomingdale's mall)

(inside by the ground-floor concierge desk, where you'll see our Tour Guide with a "Chicago Chocolate Tours" banner)


Join WorldChicago as our Young Internationals recognize March as Women's History Month!


We are excited to participate in a customized walking tour led by woman-owned, Chicago Chocolate Tours!  Enjoy our customized tasting tour including visits and samples from women-owned local "sweet treat" businesses as well as a Belgian chocolatier too!  Chicago Chocolate Tours will also give each participate MORE chocolate with a very special WorldChicago sampler of international chocolate delights. The tour will conclude at Argo Tea.


Cost: $25 per person ($15 savings per person; regular "public" tours cost $40)


Special Notes: The tour will take place rain, snow, or shine because chocolate tastes great in all weather! You can bring or buy water if you like, and please feel free to wear comfortable shoes and clothing for this walking and tasting tour.

WorldChicago Spring Diplomacy Luncheon Fundraiser

"Sports & Citizen Diplomacy"

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603


Keynote Speaker

Mr. Lester Munson, WorldChicago Hospitality Host and   

Writer and Reporter, and ESPN; Adjunct Instructor at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism


Lester Munson is a writer and reporter at and ESPN who specializes in legal affairs and investigations. For 23 years, he has reported on money, celebrity, violence, sex, drugs, race, gender, greed, litigation, court decisions and government actions in the sports industry. His recent assignments include the National Hockey League lockout; the concussion crisis in the National Football League; the bounty scandal in the NFL; the Penn State scandals; and, the steroids investigations and trials of Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, and Lance Armstrong. From 1991 to 2004, he was on the staff of Sports Illustrated. He appears frequently on National Public Radio and WTTW, the Chicago affiliate of the Public Broadcasting System. He has received several awards in journalism, and his work has appeared in the series, "Best American Sportswriting." He is an adjunct instructor at the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. He is a graduate of Princeton University and The University of Chicago Law School. His wife, Judith, is the executive director of the International Collaborative for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and has devoted her legal career to public health issues on the local, state, federal, and international levels. Lester and Judith live in Chicago and are WorldChicago hospitality hosts. 


Individual Tickets: $125

Sponsorships Opportunities
Gold Sponsor: $5,000
Silver Sponsor: $2,500
Bronze Sponsor: $1,800


Questions? Please contact Lexy Gore at or 312-254-1800 x103.

The following professional program participants are in meetings or internships all day during the week, spending time with host families primarily during evenings and weekends.

Legislative Fellows: Eastern Europe
April 4- May 8
3 young professionals from Armenia, Georgia and Moldova will have public policy fellowships

Legislative Fellows: South & Central Asia
April 14-May 8
4 young professionals from South and Central Asia will have public policy fellowships

Community Connections Program: Belarus
April 10-May 1
10 mid-career professionals will explore topics on strengthening NGO capacity through new technology

Open World Program: Turkmenistan
April 24-May 2
5 Civic leaders will be in Chicago exploring transportation management

Empower Access Fellows Program
April 26-May 21
3-4 fellows from Central Asia will explore issues related to working with people with disabilities

If interested, please contact Maria Krasinski, Youth & Professional Programs Manager, at or 312-254-1800 x102.
International Visitor Leadership Program:

Description: This U.S. Department of State program identifies foreign leaders in a variety of fields to visit the U.S. for 3 weeks (visiting 3-5 cities) to meet their professional counterparts, explore their thematic interest area(s), and experience America firsthand. These visitors stay in hotels.

This is a list of upcoming international delegations visiting Chicago through the International Visitor Leadership Program.

  • Japan-Trade & Investment-February 20-23 
  • Russia- Teacher Unions- February 23-27

If interested in learning more about any of these programs, please contact John Baum at or (312) 254-1800 x100. 


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Lexy Gore, Associate Director - Outreach