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November 15 - Money, Markets, and Government: The Next 30 Years – experts on the global economy – at the Cato Institute.
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Countries and global companies will learn best strategies to promote their country or company in the U.S. Top professionals including Thomas Boggs, Jr. and Senator Richard Lugar will be speaking at this event. Foreign diplomats register for free (limited). Click For Details

21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference -
Arab-U.S. Relations Amidst Transition within Constancy: Implications for American
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October 25 - 26, 2012
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Explaining U.S. Elections

Between the byzantine electoral college, superPACs that have unleashed a torrent of money into U.S. politics, and a race that’s still too close to call, for a foreigner, the U.S. elections can seem, well, foreign.


Chinese Embassy Opens Doors
to Tour Guides

The Chinese Embassy threw open its doors last month and gave dozens of U.S. tour guides a guided tour of the sumptuous premises, hoping to convince them to travel to Macau next year.


Points of Light Beams with Pride

Created in 1990 as an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit to promote the spirit of service, today the Points of Light Foundation is the world’s leading volunteer organization.


Helping Japan Rise Above Tragedy

To support its ongoing disaster relief programs, the Japan ICU Foundation hosted its first fundraising dinner on Sept. 14 at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C.


Kiwi Feather Treasure

In a gesture that proved the adage “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” the U.S. handed over a box of kiwi feathers to New Zealand officials in D.C.


Annual Ball Fêtes Diplomats

In addition to raising funds to fight multiple sclerosis, the annual Ambassadors Ball serves to honor the diplomatic community and welcome new ambassadors to town.


‘Half the Sky’ Broadens Horizons

The Meridian International Center recently hosted a premiere for “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” a documentary series based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s bestselling book of the same name.


Hungary’s Culinary Corner

Public diplomacy is a must for embassies nowadays. And often one of the best assets a country has to showcase is its food. A reputation for quality wines and liquors certainly doesn’t hurt either.




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