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Annual Global Citizens Gala

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Italian American Community Center

150 Frank Dimino Way

Rochester, NY 14624

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Rochester Global Connections (RGC) is pleased to present the 2nd Annual Global Citizens Gala, an evening to celebrate and recognize fellow global citizens!

Net proceeds from this event, our primary fundraiser, support Rochester Global Connections. Our major programs help emerging leaders from around the world and people in Rochester have enriching life experiences that build bridges across cultures and promote international understanding.

RGC will recognize and honor fellow global citizens for three award categories: Distinguished International Student Award, Outstanding Service to Exchange Programs Award, and the Global Citizen Award. *Nominees and Honorees to be announced April 5th

5:30PM Networking and cocktail hour *Meet and mingle with the international community in Rochester

Enter to win a silent auction prize!

6:15PM Enjoy a cultural performance and dinner with the global community

6:45PM Keynote Speech featuring Dr. Katherine Brown, President & CEO of Global Ties U.S.

7:15PM Awards Presentation

7:45PM Silent Auction winners announced

8:00PM Closing Remarks

*The venue is handicap accessible and ASL interpreters are available upon request with at least a 10 day advanced notice.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cecelia at execdir@rocglobal.org or call (585) 275-8779

Keynote Speaker Dr. Katherine Brown, President & CEO, Global Ties U.S.


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Dr. Katherine Brown is the President & CEO of Global Ties U.S., the largest and oldest citizen diplomacy network in the United States. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University. Previously, Katherine was a Public Policy Manager at Facebook, Inc., where she was also in residence as a Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) International Affairs Fellow, and served as the Executive Director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. She received her Ph.D. in communications from Columbia University in 2013.

Her book, "Your Country, Our War: The Press and Diplomacy in Afghanistan" was recently released by Oxford University Press in March 2019. Based on eight years of interviews in Kabul, Washington, and New York, Your Country, Our War demonstrates how news has intersected with international politics during the War in Afghanistan and shows the global power and reach of the U.S. news media, especially within the context of the post-9/11 era.

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