Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Exchange Participants as Citizen Diplomats: Best Practices

My University of Chicago colleague Erika Mercer and I will be presenting on this topic at the upcoming NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference in Los Angeles on May 28th at 9:15am. Actually, Erika and I will be doing brief introductions to the topic and then moderating what we hope will be a lively discussion on this topic for the remainder of the session. We will be basing our discussion off the excellent document that Erika prepared for the session which you can download here.

Erika has previously posted to IHEC Blog as a guest blogger and you can access her post entitled “Unintended Consequences of Internationalization” here.

While I'm on the topic of Citizen Diplomats...if you haven't already taken 30 seconds to sign the Global Citizen Diplomacy Initiative petition to President Obama please visit here. The Global Citizen Diplomacy Initiative is a project of The U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy.


  1. Hi David,
    Just tried to open the document Erica prepared and it is only an empty document. Not sure if it is my browser (Safari) or a bad file, but just a heads up!


  2. @Derek ~ Thanks for the heads up about Erika's document. I entered the URL to NAFSA's site again so hopefully it will work. If you continue to have problems (and anyone else trying to access Erika's document) please let me and I'll send it to you as an e-mail attachment.