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WorldOregon, in partnership with Global Ties U.S. and the U.S. Department of State, invites you to attend this exciting summit focused on global engagement for positive change and explore emergent best practices around: 

  • global citizenship and the commons
  • The social and economic values of education, global exchange, and citizen diplomacy
  • Navigating climate change and sustainability with an equitable lens on prosperity

Join industry leaders, experts, and influencers from Oregon and across the country as we explore how each of these components contributes to diplomacy and a more prosperous, resilient, and vibrant democracy. The Summit will also offer a special track for high school students that includes  an interactive, diplomacy simulation and a track for college students that includes and career discussions with foreign service and diplomacy professionals.

Together, we will foster connections and growth in the international exchange community and celebrate the critical role that public and citizen diplomacy programs, such as the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), play in building trust to advance peace and prosperity.


This Diplomacy Begins Here Regional Summit and Learning Lab is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government, administered by Global Ties U.S., and implemented by WorldOregon.

The Portland regional summit is made possible in part with the support of The World Forestry Center, Columbia Sportswear, Travel Portland, and Travel Oregon.

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October 13, 2022 at 12:00pm - 4:30pm PDT

Diplomacy Begins Here: Bridging Citizen Engagement and Environmental Action

World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR 97221
United States
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Contact: Tim DuRoche ·

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