November 28, 2017

Diplomacy at the State and Local Levels

 
A Three-Day Symposium
for State and City Officials

March 6-8, 2018
Washington, DC

Summary
As U.S. cities and states increasingly conduct their own diplomacy with foreign counterparts, this symposium is designed to help their officials engaged in international affairs to initiate, develop and improve programs and relationships abroad. Some of the most respected American diplomats in recent decades will provide an insider’s view of U.S. diplomacy, and how it can benefit the participants’ jurisdictions. Participants will hone their skills in negotiation, conflict-resolution, trade, political and economic tradecraft, and public diplomacy. They will have opportunities to network and socialize with speakers and fellow attendees.


Day 1

8:00 a.m. Welcome breakfast

9:00 a.m. Global issues and trends affecting Americans

10:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. The inner workings of U.S. diplomacy abroad and its impact at home

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Utilizing the U.S. diplomacy infrastructure to achieve state and local goals

3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:30 p.m. Working with Congress, the military and intelligence agencies

5:00 p.m. End of session

6:00 p.m. Reception

Day 2

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Persuasion and negotiation: Building and cultivating relationships in other countries

10:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. Analyzing economic data and trends, and overcoming regulation barriers abroad

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Trade and investment: Securing a level playing field; opportunities in major industries

3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:30 p.m. Maximizing opportunities in science, technology and environmental protection

5:00 p.m. End of session

6:00 p.m. Reception

Day 3

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Opportunities and challenges in Europe and the Middle East

10:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. Opportunities and challenges in the Asia-Pacific

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Opportunities and challenges in the Americas and Africa

3:00 p.m. Conclusion and presenting of certificates

3:30 p.m. End of symposium


Cost: $1,650

(includes all sessions, six meals, two receptions and taxes)

 

Application Submission

If you are interested in participating in this symposium, please fill out the form below and include your current position and a short bio. All fields are mandatory.