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2011 Global Diaspora Forum: May 17-19

Date: 05/17/2011 Description: 2011 Global Diaspora Forum logo - State Dept Image

On May 17, 2011, the U.S. Department of State in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development convened the inaugural Global Diaspora Forum in Washington, DC. The Forum ran for three days and marked the first time that the Department had ever convened diaspora groups at such a large scale. Download the 2011 Global Diaspora Forum’s agenda and catalog of speakers. Read transcripts from the event.

The Global Diaspora Forum is an annual celebration of America’s diaspora communities. The gathering challenges diaspora communities to forge partnerships with the private sector, civil society, and public institutions in order to make their engagements with their countries of origin or ancestry effective, scalable, and sustainable.

The event brings together a diverse range of stakeholders, all passionate about promoting diaspora engagement, including:

  • Leaders of diaspora communities
  • U.S. government officials
  • Private sector stakeholders
  • Representatives of international institutions
  • Foundations executives
  • Academic experts
  • Members of nonprofit organizations

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