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2016 Youth Leadership Summit Recap

Click here to view the original post on Medium. Day 1 On Wednesday, July 13, students flew into Washington, DC from across the U.S. and globe to celebrate SCI’s largest Youth Leadership Summit yet with 115 participants in attendance. Delegates then checked in to the dorms at the George Washington University for a taste of college life. That night, students kicked off the Summit with a reception at the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence where youth and adult conference attendees mingled, toured the beautiful Japanese gardens and tea house, ate delicious Japanese cuisine, and took photos with Japan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Ambassador Kenichirō Sasae and Mrs. Nobuko Sasae. Day 2 The group then split off to visit their pick of Washington, DC’s many Smithsonian museums on...view

Japanese Ambassador's Residence

Top 10 Moments from Sister Cities International's 60th Anniversary Celebration

Click here to view the original post on Medium. 1. Kickoff Reception at the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence Hosted by Japan’s Ambassador to the U.S., the Honorable Kenichirō Sasae and Mrs. Nobuko Sasae, the evening reception started the 60th Anniversary Celebration off right as delegates enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the Ambassador’s residence.  Welcome remarks were made by Ambassador Sasae, Sister Cities International’s President and CEO Mary D. Kane, and Courtney Beale, Senior Director for Global Engagement and Special Assistant to the President, National Security Council, the White House. The speakers reflected on how far the U.S. and Japan have come since World War II, with 206 official U.S.-Japan sister city relationships representing the most robust in...view

Sister Cities International Welcomes New Board of Directors, Chairman, and Vice Chairman

WASHINGTON, DC (July 18, 2016) – Following a membership-wide election spanning the entire 560 U.S.-member city Sister Cities International network, 10 members were elected to Sister Cities International’s highly competitive 27-member Board of Directors. A new Board Chairman and Vice Chairman also assumed their positions. The elections took place during Sister Cities International’s Annual Business Meeting that occurred during its 60th Annual Conference in Washington, DC on July 15, 2016. Tim Quigley of San Jose, California assumed his position as Board Chairman after serving two years as Vice Chair and Ron Nirenberg, City Council Member of San Antonio, Texas, was elected as Vice Chair by the Board of Directors.   The newly elected at-large Board of Directors...view

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As the world becomes smaller, and connections online become more frequent than face-to-face interactions, multicultural understanding at the community level is more important than ever. Sister Cities International enables citizen diplomats in communities across the world to develop relationships with communities in other countries that are based on cultural understanding and mutual cooperation.Donate