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Celebrate Citizen Diplomacy this Spring & Summer

WorldChicago is excited to offer some great events and hosting opportunities this spring and summer.  Join us as a Citizen Diplomat making a difference one handshake at a time. 

 

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SPRINGDIPLOWORLDCHICAGO SPRING DIPLOMACY LUNCHEON FUNDRAISER- MAY 7 
WorldChicago Spring Diplomacy Luncheon Fundraiser

"Sports & Citizen Diplomacy"

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

12:00-1:30pm

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

 

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Lester Munson, WorldChicago Hospitality Host and   

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

 

Lester Munson is a writer and reporter at ESPN.com 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

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS 

 

Silver Sponsors

 

Mr. George Drost and
DKMO Small

  

 

Allerton 

Hampton 

Homewood 

Indigo    

Bronze Sponsors

 

Baker & McKenzie

The Boeing Company


Perkins Coie LLP

 

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Questions? Please contact Peggy Parfenoff at pparfenoff@worldchicago.org  or 312-254-1800 x101.

WCOTHEREVENTSOTHER UPCOMING WORLDCHICAGO EVENTS
WorldChicago Coffee Conversations Series

"Transport Yourselves to Turkmenistan"

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 
8:30-9:30am

Chicago Cultural Center, 5th Floor, Millennium Park Room, Chicago, IL 60602

 

WorldChicago will host a public forum for 4 delegates from Turkmenistan coming to Chicago on the Open World Program through the Library of Congress.  They are all working in the field of transportation in Turkmenistan, and coming to study transportation management in the urban context of Chicago. In this forum, they will share a background of the transportation system in Turkmenistan, highlighting the opportunities and challenges they face in relation to improving the efficiency and integration of various forms of transportation in urban and rural areas. Q & A to follow. Continental breakfast will be provided.

Cost: WorldChicago members, free; Contact Shanti Freitas at sfreitas@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x107 to register. 


Non-member Registration:$10.00

WorldChicago Young Internationals Event 

"No Place Like Home"

Open to those young AND those young at heart!

Monday, May 13, 2013
6:00-8:00pm
Residence of British Consulate-General, Chicago (address to be emailed to all registrants in advance of event)

 

Join WorldChicago, in partnership with the Chicago Area Peace Corps Association, for a look at how cultural identity can change over time. Our speaker, Teresa Albor, will share how her experiences living abroad have molded her cultural identity. She will also explore the impact this change in identity has on what it means to return "home." Albor lived in southeast Asia for over a decade, having serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines, and is now married to a British Diplomat.  She has lived and worked in Manila, India and Hong Kong as well as London and Eastern Europe.  For the last two years she has been living in Chicago, where her husband is serving as the British Consul General. Currently, a multidisciplinary artist working in the realms of installation, performance, social practice and sculpture, she has also supported herself as a journalist and project manager.    

Q & A to follow. Beverages and appetizers will be served.  

 

Cost & Registration: $12 per person  

SUMMERHOSTINGHOMESTAY HOSTING OPPORTUNITIES - GLOBALIZE YOUR FAMILY'S SUMMER WITHOUT LEAVING HOME!

Summertime Hosting Opportunities

WorldChicago is actively seeking homestay hosts for a number of adult and youth international exchange programs this summer. 

  

The program participants are in meetings and scheduled activities all day during the week, spending time with host families primarily during evenings and weekends.

 

Adult Programs

 

Empower Access Fellows Program - Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan - April 26-May 21, 2013 - WorldChicago seeks hosts for 3 fellows participating in internships in public policy.

Bilingual Teacher Training Program - Spain - June 29-July 27, 2013- In partnership with Roosevelt University, WorldChicago seeks homestay hosts for a delegation of 20 teachers from Madrid, Spain.

 

Open World Program- Buryatia, Russia - June 21-26, 2013 - WorldChiago seeks homestay hosts for a delegation of 6 journalists from the Buryatia region of Russia.

 

Community Connections - Kazakhstan - July 26-August 16, 2013 - WorldChicago seeks homestay hosts for a delegation of 10 professionals exploring the topic of HIV awareness.

 

Youth Programs (ages 15-19)

 

United Kingdom Youth Dialogue - Multicultural Cooperation & Interfaith Dialogue - July 2-13, 2013

 

Mexico Jovenes en Acción - Youth Empowerment & Community Development - July 19-August 3, 2013

 

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange - Peace Building Through Sports & The Arts - July 20-31, 2013

 

If interested in more detailed information on any of the programs, please contact Maria Krasinski at mkrasinski@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x102.

 

Thank you for opening your homes and hearts to our visitors this summer! 

IVLPINTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
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.   

  • Turkey - Medical Education - April 21 - 23
  • South Central Asia Regional Project - Alternative Education - April 23 - 27
  • Uganda - Interfaith Dialogue - April 25 - May 1
  • Norway- Museum Management- May 8-11 

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

OTHEROTHER INTERNATIONAL EVENT AROUND TOWN  
American Southeast Europe Chamber of Commerce Networking Event
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
, 6:00pm
Barcito's,
151 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654

Enjoy appetizers and cash bar.
Suggested donation to AmSECC: $10
More information, here
 
SUPPORTTHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  

Support Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago Today! 

Sincerely,
Lexy Gore, Associate Director - Outreach
WorldChicago