Sister Cities International in the News

2015

4/01/2015: Washington Diplomat: Sister Cities International Embodies Citizen Diplomacy 

3/17/2015: Little Black BlogSister Cities International Diplomatic Gala

3/16/2015: Voice of America: Sister Cities Project Promotes Understanding on a Personal Level

3/16/2015: Jamaica Observer: Late Vin Martin awarded Global Citizen Diplomat

3/16/2015: We the Italians: Italy and the US: Sister Cities programs for two sister countries

3/12/2015: BisnowSister Cities Gala!

3/2015: Washington Diplomat: Sister Cities International hosts 2015 Diplomatic Gala

2/26/2015: Diplomatic Courier: In Defense of City Diplomacy

2/18/2015: Cities TodayDynamic future assured for US-China sister cities network

2014

10/30/2014: Cities Today: Former mayor of San Jose wins award for citizen diplomacy

10/29/2014: Next City: Sister City Relationships Boost Business in Chicago, Phoenix and S.F.

10/03/2014: Atlantic Council: Diplomacy for a Diffuse World

09/29/2014: Huffington Post: What the Heck is a 'Sister City' Anyway?

08/28/2014: Governing: How the Recession Beefed Up Sister City Relationships

06/19/2014: U.S. Department of StateSpecial Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O'Brien Diaspora Tour

06/12/2014: AZ CentralHear the poem that won Phoenix teen an international contest

06/11/2014: Suffolk News-HeraldIt’s all about ‘Me’ for Dignard

05/08/2014: Business Insider: Why Sister Cities Matter More Than You Think

05/07/2014: Cities Today: How Sister City Partnerships Can Play a New Role in a Global Economy

04/18/2014: AllAfrica.com: Kenya: Joho, Omar On Nine-Day Tour of U.S. Cities

03/27/2014: Cities Today: US-China Sister Cities Conference Opens in Washington DC

03/27/2014: China Daily: Sister-city-state Ties Feted (Pages 1, 8, 9)

03/26/2014: China Daily: China-US 'Sister' Ties are in Full Bloom

02/11/2014: Newsroom America: Department of State to Host Google+ Hangout on New Public-Private Partnership Opportunity Delegation Initiative

02/04/2014: KHTS News: Santa Clarita Hosts International Young Authors and Artists Exhibit

01/28/2014: KHTS News: Valencia High Student Wins Sister Cities National Essay Contest

01/02/2014: CCTV News: 30 Year "Sister City" Relationship Between Beijing and Washington

2013

11/12/2013: fDi Magazine: Do Sister City Partnerships Make Economic Sense?

10/13/2013: Mental Floss: 11 Surprising Pairs of Sister Cities

09/05/2013: NPR: Finding a Sister City is a Bit Like Dating

08/2013: Association News: International Destinations: Bridging the Gap with Sister Cities

07/23/2013: Huffington Post: Connecting Globally to Thrive Locally in the Spirit of the Alamo With Sister Cities International

07/13/2013: San Antonio Express News: Young People Grapple with Global Issues

07/12/2013: U.S. Department of State (www.State.gov): U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Outcomes of the Strategic Track

07/10/2013: Diplomatic Courier: Statecraft Comes to Cities

07/11/2013: San Antonio Express News: Mural celebrates San Antonio's ties to Mexico

07/11/2013: KSAT.com: San Antonio, Monterrey Celebrate 60 Years of Being Sister Cities

07/10/2013: The Rivard Report: What ‘Sister Cities International Conference’ Means for San Antonio

07/08:2013: San Antonio Business Journal: San Antonio Picked as Host-City for Global Sustainable Conference

06/26/2013: KHTS AM 1220: Santa Clarita Sister Cities Program Receives Two Of Sixteen Awards Worldwide

06/26/2013: Suffolk-News Herald: Two honored in Sister Cities contest

06/26/2013: L.A. Parent: Santa Clarita Teen Author Shines In Sister Cities Competition

06/25/2013: SCVNews: Choi, of Valencia, Wins Int’l Student Essay Contest

06/25/2013: KHTS AM 1220: Two Santa Clarita Sister Cities Youths Recognized

06/21/2013: Hot Springs Daily: Hanamaki young artist named finalist in Sister Cities International Young Artists Showcase

05/31/2013: The Atlantic: Does Being 'Sister Cities' Really Mean Anything?

05/09/2013: Pittsburg Post-Gazette: Sister cities: Towns that Reach Across Oceans to Form Special Bonds and Foster Cultural Awareness

04/29/2013: SCVTV: Sister Cities: Young SCV Artists, Authors Advance to Nationals

04/13/2013: HamptonRoads.Com: Teen's art offers road to peace through social media

04/4/2013: Suffolk-News HeraldYoung artists advance

02/2013: Governing MagazineCities Strengthening Bonds with their International Sisters

02/12/2013: Fiscal Notes: Sister Cities Link Businesses, Create Opportunities

02/01/2013: Let's Talk Japan: Podcast on Sister Cities International

02/01/2013: IIP DigitalSister Cities Initiative to Focus of Urban Poverty in Africa

01/2013: Saisphere: The Power of Cities: Mayors on the World Stage

01/28/2013: U.S. Mayor: International Affairs Committee Discusses Trade, Global Economic Policy, Nuclear Disarmament, Sister Cities

01/19/2013: Voice of America: Inaugural Festivities Put the 'Party' into Political Parties 

01/18/2013: Scripps Howard Foundation News Wire: Unofficial Inaugural Balls Celebrate President Obama

01/18/2013: The Huffington PostInaugural Ball Season Begins

01/18/2013: Bisnow SceneGetting Ready for Inauguration

01/16/2013: Bisnow.comIt's Inauguration Time

2012

12/14/2012: My Southlake News: Southlake to Host 2012 Young Artists and Authors Showcase

11/05/2012: The News-Gazette: Organization Makes Grant to Help Urbana's Sister City in Africa

10/22/2012: Mountain Express: Asheville Wins Big Grant Through Sister Cities International

09/12/2012: IIP Digital: State's Lewis at China International Friendship Cities Conference

09/04/2012: Governing MagazineInternational "Sister" Relationships Benefit U.S. Cities

08/01/2012: Skyline: How One Social Worker has Strengthened Chicago's Connections on a Global Level

07/12/2012: Diplomatic Courier: The Future of Citizen Diplomacy

07/07/2012: Red Wing Republican Eagle: Red Wing Graduate Honored in International Art Contest

05/23/2012: Fountain Hills Times: Sister Cities Wins Award

05/16/2012: Brighton Standard Blade: Brighton Wins Sister Cities International Award

05/13/2012: Arkansas Democratic Gazette: Sister Cities International Honors Hot Springs-Japan Connection

05/20/2012: The Desert Sun: Sister Cities Lauded for Youth Program

05/05/2012: Corvallis Gazette-Times: Sister City Group Wins National Award

05/04/2012: Denver PostDenver Sister Cities International wins Youth & Educational Award

05/03/2012: The Terminal (Birmingham): Sister Cities Commission Recognized as Best Overall Program

04/29/2012: Winston-Salem Journal: Dave Van Pelt State Coordinator for North Carolina

04/13/2012: Fort Worth Business Press: Fort Worth Awarded Grant for Japanese Exchange Program

04/03/2012: DipNote: Leveraging Sister City Relationships as a Driver of Economic Development

03/29/2012: Harrison Daily Times: Gilbert Woman State Coordinator for Sister Cities

03/29/2012: Daily Courier: Sister Cities International Names Greninger State Coordinator

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