2016 Diplomatic Leadership Awards

Sister Cities International Honors Robert Dole, Timothy Chorba, and Connie Morella in Celebration of 60th Anniversary at the 2016 Diplomatic Leadership Awards Reception


Washington, DC (September 6, 2016) – On Sister Cities International’s (SCI) official 60th Anniversary, September 12, 2016, the organization will honor three prolific individuals, the Honorable Robert J. Dole, former U.S. Senator and Presidential Candidate, the Honorable Timothy Chorba, former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, and the Honorable Connie Morella, former U.S.

The host family together in Takamatsu

Ineffable Takamatsu


Blog contributed by Vanessa B. Nguyen, 2016 Student Ambassador, St. Petersburg, Florida. Click here to view the original blog post on Medium.

Group photo with Iraqi and Minneapolis officials

Minneapolis Hosts the First Delegation of Elected Officials from Sister City Najaf, Iraq


Blog contributed by Jessy Belt, Deputy Director, Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project. Click here to view the original blog post on Medium.

A Sister City Summer

A Sister City Summer


Take a glimpse into the world of Sister Cities of Nashville Student Ambassadors on their summer abroad experiences. View all original blog posts here.

Which way to your hometown? Photo Credit: Prayitno

How Sister Cities are Strengthening Citizen Diplomacy


Bryan Yannantuono, Assistant Program Officer, Program Development, Cultural Vistas.

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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