LTC Burns with Karadah District Chairman Mohammad al Rubaye

Where Citizen Diplomacy Means the Most: Technology, Council Bluffs, Herat, & Karadah

Contributed by Rick Burns, Founder & President of the Karadah Project and member of the Council Bluffs Sister Cities Association

Sister Cities Chess Partnership Unites Students around the Globe in Intellectual

Sister Cities Chess Partnership Unites Students around the Globe in Intellectual Competition

Blog by Jonathan Plaster, Chairman (Coach) of Atkins Chess club, Atkins High School, Winston-Salem, NC; Sharon Glover, Sister Cities Ambassador for Freeport & Nassau; Shaun & Catia Gittard, Sister Cities Ambassador for Ungheni, Moldova; and Shawn Sorsby (Coach), Bishop Micheal Eldon School, Freeport, Grand Bahama. 

Javier (Left) with Mayor Changya Yang of Tongchuan, Shaaxi Province, China

Hope Dies Last in a World of Destitute

Blog submitted by Javier Chaney, 2015 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference Volunteer and Student at the University of Hawaii at Monoa. Click here to view the original post on Medium.

Digital Diaspora

Global Diaspora Week: Digital Diaspora

As part of 2015 Global Diaspora Week, Sister Cities International hosted a Digital Diaspora +SocialGood Google Hangout to highlight the leading cities whose sister city relationships formed or have been strengthened because of local diaspora.

San Diego-Jalalabad

San Diego-Jalalabad Sister Cities Engage Over 20,000 Students

Blog contributed by Stephen R. Brown, San Diego Sister Cities Association 

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