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What Happened in 2021, and What’s Coming in 2022

The Covid Pandemic continued shutting down or slowing activity in 2021, but it neither shut down nor slowed Learning Life.  Indeed, from more than quintupling membership in our Family Diplomacy Initiative on Facebook, to completing more live international family dialogues than ever, to launching Democracy Dinner panel discussions, and establishing Learning Life as an independent nonprofit with a new Board ...

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Spotlight: Fall 2021 Learning Life Interns

Learning Life’s interns do vital work responsible for the vibrance and growth of our programs.  This fall, their work included outreach to thousands of people worldwide on Facebook and Linkedin to help grow our Family Diplomacy Initiative (FDI) membership, screening of young Family Diplomacy Ambassador applicants, research on citizen diplomacy, fundraising research and outreach, building the invitation list for our ...

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What Is Family Diplomacy?

 Our world is becoming more complex and interdependent as more people, goods, services and interactions flow across national borders.  This changing global reality has triggered xenophobic, sometimes violent reactions that have been validated and amplified by political activists and opportunistic leaders.  Diplomacy is rightly upheld as an important response to the mounting tensions within and between some countries, but diplomacy ...

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Sixth 2021 International Family Dialogue Focuses on Education & Leisure

On Sunday, November 14, 40 people from 17 countries worldwide — Venezuela, Costa Rica, Mexico, USA, Nigeria, Burundi, Uganda, Tunisia, Jordan, Turkey, Romania, Ukraine, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia — engaged in a rich, wide-ranging discussion of games, religion, cell phones and social media’s impacts on family health. This was the last in a series of six dialogues that ...

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