city diplomacy

Sister Cities International Chairman & San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg shares views on how cities are adapting, forging new connections and joining the evolving playing field of international relations and diplomacy.

L.A. Deputy Mayor for International Affairs Nina Hachigian & Brookings Institution Sr. Fellow Anthony Pipa share the latest thinking on cities' growing role in multilateral negotiation.

As the world’s fifth largest economy, California plays a consequential role in global economy, culture and society. On June 2nd Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis joined us for a conversation on California’s response to the COVID-19 challenges, its subnational leadership in international affairs, and vision for a re-imagined global dynamic where cities and states aren’t just coming to the table—they’re starting to fill it. This event was moderated by Christina Bellantoni, Director of the Annenberg Media Center and Professor of Professional Practice.

CPD is seeking three energetic and enthusiastic students to join our high-performing team to work remotely through the CPD Research Internship program. 

Urban affairs expert and consultant Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi looks at how vertical and horizontal partnerships are aiding cultural city branding. 

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