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Inspirations for Our Approach to Citizen Diplomacy

Citizen diplomacy is far from new, but Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative takes a fresh approach to this old form that draws on particular works. Diplomacy is the management of international relations.  Professional diplomats handle official diplomacy between nations, but citizens can also get involved in conspicuous or inconspicuous ways in what is known as “citizen diplomacy.”  Conspicuously, famous athletes, ...

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Three Deeper Take-Aways from the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

It’s been a week since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, and many people across the world are still processing the news.  News discussion has naturally focused on how the political parties, politicians, and voters think/thought or acted.  Here, however, are three take-aways that reach deeper into the social dynamics that made Trump’s election possible. Disconnection Has ...

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Two New U.S. Families Join Citizen Diplomacy Initiative

On Sunday, October 9, 2016, two new American families joined Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI) )in a live dialogue with a family in Senegal.  The families posed questions to get to know each other then learned more about our developing international photovoice project. “What time is it where you are?” “What type of food do you eat?” “Where do ...

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About Our PhotoVoice Project

Note: This working document is written for parents and children participating in our international photovoice project. Background Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative is intended to empower participating individuals, families and their communities by developing the domestic and international interests, attitudes, knowledge, skills and social connections of global citizens through internet dialogue and community project collaborations.   This international photo album will ...

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