Mexican Consulate in Tucson

Mexican Consulate in Tucson

Pat Watson met with Consul General Durazo, Deputy Consul General Montiel of the Mexican Consulate in Tucson. Consul General Durazo and Deputy Consul General Montiel both assured Pat that Citizen Diplomacy Alliance is welcome to continue to use the Mexican Consulate for gatherings once the COVID 19 pandemic has passed. Both of these gentlemen are Read more about Mexican Consulate in Tucson[…]

Ambassador Todd Robinson

Ambassador Todd Robinson

The Ambassador spoke to us via zoom on July 9 and shared his experiences in Guatemala and Venezuela.  He is now at the National defense University (until his next posting). Ambassador Robinson is the current Director of the International Student Management Office. He last served as Senior Advisor for Central America in the Bureau of Read more about Ambassador Todd Robinson[…]

Life After the Foreign Service: The View from Tucson

Contributed by: Peter Becskehazy After retiring in 2003, I moved to Tucson to earn an MA in Higher Education and complete coursework toward a Ph.D. that opened many doors in academia.  Since 2004, I have had the privilege of working at Pima Community College in a number of capacities, including ad-vising and teaching for-credit Student Read more about Life After the Foreign Service: The View from Tucson[…]

Maria Vianey Valdez-Cardenas (our treasurer) honored with the Community and Student Leadership Awards.

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.[…]

Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists – Research and Investigation

Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists – Research and Investigation

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[…]

Rule of Law and the U.S. Judicial System – Near East Program

Rule of Law and the U.S. Judicial System – Near East Program

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.

Citizen Diplomacy Alliance hosted visitors from Kyrgyz Republic in November.

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.[…]

The Young Pacific Leaders

The Young Pacific Leaders

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[…]