SCI Global Conversations is a program series designed to connect with leading global experts.
This virtual global conversation as part of the ongoing monthly series offered by Sister Cities International will highlight the role of citizen diplomacy as an integral and vital soft power national resource for achieving the United States foreign policy goals and objectives. The discussion will be led and moderated by one of the nation’s foremost legislative experts on Defense and National Security Affairs and will include three key national and international partners who are available to collaborate and assist citizen diplomats in growing and advancing SCI’s people to people and community to community relationships.
Chair of Birmingham, Alabama/Winneba & Apassao, Ghana Breast Cancer Project
In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, Sister Cities International, in cooperation with ADEC Innovations, is proud to recognize the specific contributions of women across the sister cities network through this Global Conversation.
Women stand at the front lines of all crises, including the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers, as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating the pandemic. This crisis has highlighted both the centrality of their contributions and the disproportionate burdens that women carry. Today there is more acceptance than ever before that, especially at the local level, women bring different experiences, perspectives, and skills to the table, and make irreplaceable contributions to decisions, policies, and laws that work better for all.
Dr. Michael McQuary – San Diego Sister Cities Association
Dr. Jane Cahaly – Youth Leadership Summit and Sister Schools Initiative
San Diego International Sister Cities Association – Dynamic Program Ideas