Monday, October 11, 2010

U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy - Will You Be There?

Over the weekend I registered for the upcoming U.S. Summit Global Citizen Diplomacy.  The early bird registration deadline for the Summit is October 15th.  

The Summit is scheduled to be held November 16-19, 2010 in Washington, D.C.  The goal of the Summit and ten year Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy is to double the number of American volunteers of all ages involved in international activities at home of abroad, from an estimated 60 million today to 120 million by 2020.  Summit Co-Chairs are David H. Roe, Ph.D., Chair of the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy and Judith McHale, U.S. Under-Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs.

A partial list of speakers follows:

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA (Invited); AMR BADR Managing Director, Egypt & Middle East, Abercrombie & Kent; KATHRYN C. BROWN Sr.VP, Public Policy Development & Corporate Responsibility, Verizon; VICE PRESIDENT JOSEPH BIDEN (Invited); JON CLIFTON Deputy Director, Gallup of the Gallup World Poll; THE HONORABLE HILLARY R. CLINTON U.S. Secretary of State (TBC); MARTIN DAVIDSON CMG Chief Executive, British Council, Joined by leaders from China, France, Japan, Poland and Turkey; NANCY DORN Vice President, Corporate Government Relations, General Electric; MARY JEAN EISENHOWER President & CEO, People to People International; MARY FLORES Former First Lady, Honduras; HARRIET M. FULBRIGHT President, J. William & Harriet Fulbright Center; THE HONORABLE JAMES LEACH Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities; STAN LITOW President & VP Corporate Citizenship, IBM Foundation; JUDITH MCHALE U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs; THE HONORABLE NORMAN Y. MINETA Vice Chairman, Hill & Knowlton; CAROLINE ROAN VP Corporate Philanthropy, Pfizer Inc. President, Pfizer Foundation; INGRED SAUNDERS JONES Senior VP, Global Community Connections, The Coca-Cola Company | Chairperson, The Coca-Cola Foundation; BARBARA STARR Pentagon Correspondent, CNN | Emmy Award Winning Producer; ANN STOCK Assistant Secretary of State, Educational & Cultural Affairs; THE HONORABLE THOMAS VILSACK U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (TBC); AARON S. WILLIAMS Director, Peace Corps; and, DOUGLAS B. WILSON Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.

You can learn more about the Summit on the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy website for the If you can't attend you can follow along on Twitter via the #citizendiplomacy hashtag or via a Twitter feed for the Summit here on IHEC Blog.

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