What We Do
Would you like to serve as a citizen diplomat and host foreign leaders visiting Southern Arizona? The Citizen Diplomacy Alliance offers unique opportunities to engage in citizen diplomacy with participants in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchanges.
The Citizen Diplomacy Alliance for International Visitors serves participants in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchanges, building person-to-person relationships “one handshake at a time.”
Calendar of Events
Please join us for any of our wonderful community events. Remember to check back often as we are developing new opportunities with new friends around the globe!
Become part of bringing the world closer together.
Who We Are
administered by the U.S. Department of State annually brings to the United States approximately 5,000 foreign nationals from all over the world to meet and confer with their professional counterparts and to experience America firsthand. The visitors, who are selected by United States Foreign Service Officers overseas, are current or potential leaders in government, politics, the media, education, the arts, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business and other fields.
In charge of building the international community.
In charge of building the international community.
Ambassador Todd Robinson, July 9 at 1 p.m. MST (Arizona). Ambassador Robinson will talk about Nicaragua. To register email: email@example.com
Save the Date! Please join us for a virtual conversation about current economic, political and cultural issues Hosted by Citizen Diplomacy Alliance When: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. Please register with Pat Watson to be admitted to the Zoom Session Pat Watson Executive Director Citizen Diplomacy Alliance www.cdalliance.us firstname.lastname@example.org 520-668-6073
A fter retiring in 2003, I moved to Tucson to earn an MA in Higher Education and complete coursework to-ward a Ph.D. that opened many doors in academia. Since 2004, I have had the privilege of working at Pima Community College in a num-ber of capacities, including ad-vising and teaching for-credit Student Success classes. I also Read more about Life After the Foreign Service: The View from Tucson[…]
Southern Arizona, Tucson, and the Citizen Diplomacy Alliance have lost a vital, insightful and delightful friend. We stop to remember Charles T. (Punch) Woods, a member of our Advisory Committee and longtime active member of the Alliance through the years. As the former Executive Director of the Community Food Bank, he was ardent advocate for Read more about In Memoriam[…]
With COVID-19 causing such a huge impact on everyone we want to take a minute to tell you what we are going to be working on to keep you informed on how this has impacted the life of our future and past visitors. We are sending out emails to our previous visitors and asking them Read more about CITIZEN DIPLOMACY ALLIANCE 2019/2020[…]
Maria Vianey Valdez-Cardenas (our treasurer) honored with the Community and Student Leadership Awards.
On March 7, 2020 Maria Vianey Valdez-Cardenas (our treasurer) was honored among a list of others by Pima County with the Community and Student Leadership Awards. Ramon Valadez, District 2, presented the awards to the recipients. Congratulations to Maria for all her work for the community and the world! Pat Watson and Maria Vianey Valdez-Cardenas, Read more about Maria Vianey Valdez-Cardenas (our treasurer) honored with the Community and Student Leadership Awards.[…]
February 27 – March 3, 2020 Another of our programs is done and the group has departed but what a great group! The visitors were from The Bahamas, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hong Kong, S.A.R., Kuwait, Malawi, Malaysia. Mozambique, Nepal, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey. The visitor from Poland truly enjoyed the opportunity, at the mixer, Read more about Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists – Research and Investigation[…]
What an amazing group of super nice visitors that came to Tucson Feb. 18 – 22, 2020. Countries represented were Chad; Lebanon; Morocco; Palestinian Territories and Tunisia. On Friday night, the night before the departure Citizen Diplomacy Alliance hosted a mixer with the group at Monterey Court Café on the patio. Although the weather was Read more about Rule of Law and the U.S. Judicial System – Near East Program[…]
Citizen Diplomacy Alliance hosted visitors from Kyrgyz Republic in November. The group was here to study Editorial Process for Print and Online Media. These upper level media people were fortunate enough to meet with some top level media people while in Tucson. Associate Professor at the University of Arizona Journalism School, Jeannine Relly, met with Read more about Citizen Diplomacy Alliance hosted visitors from Kyrgyz Republic in November.[…]
Tucson was the host for a group of Young Pacific Leaders from Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Marshall Islands and New Zealand. The group visited the Pascua Yaqui Police Department with Lieutenant Elizabeth Esparza to discuss immigration issues and other areas the police encounter on the reservation. Greg Watson of the University of Read more about The Young Pacific Leaders[…]