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Diplomacy Institute Events

Past Events

Explore Career and Internship Opportunities in the U.S. Department of State

Diplomat in Residence, Ms. Kris Sivertson, discussed the full range of diverse careers and internship opportunities within the U.S. Foreign Service to UHCL students. She also discussed the benefits of a Foreign Service Career and the process for applying. 

Qatar University's 2nd Annual tadTalks 2021

The University of Houston-Clear Lake was represented at Qatar University's 2nd Annual tadTalk event this year. UHCL's Senior International Officer and Associate Vice President of Global Learning and Strategy, Dr. Gigi Do, delivered the keynote address at this year's tadTalk event titled, Graduate Researchers as Global Citizens and Ambassadors of Understanding Between Nations. Graduate student researchers worldwide shared their international perspectives on their graduate research experiences with current and prospective graduate students.

tadTalks 2021

UHCL Salutes International Women's Day 2021

Members from the University of Houston-Clear Lake family honor International Women's Day 2021.

A UHCL Video Tribute to International Women's Day 2021

International Education Week 2020: Diplomacy Institute

For the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education annual International Educational Week, the Diplomacy Institute, along with the University of Houston-Clear Lake's Offices of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Education Abroad and Scholar Services, International Admissions and Programs, and countless others, hosted and partook in events celebrating our culturally rich students, staff, faculty, and community. In 2020, the Diplomacy Institute hosted its first-ever open house to our local and global communities showcasing its history, goals, internal advisory committee, and vision for the future. The Diplomacy Institute also hosted Mr. Charles C. Foster, J.D., Vice Dean of the Houston Consular Corps, the Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Thailand, and Chairman of Foster LLP, who delivered a special lecture entitled, "Fostering Diplomatic Relations Through the Houston Consular Corps." It was the second in the Diplomacy Institute's Diplomatic Lecture Series 2020-2021. Alongside President Ira Blake and Dr. Aaron Hart, Dr. Gigi Do served as one of the Office of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion's chief guest speakers for their annual Global Expo and Cultural Extravaganza program.

Fall 2020 Training Course

The UHCL Diplomacy Institute completed our first Fall 2020 training course for the State of Qatar Consulate General of Houston. Course title was The Consular Dialogues: Interchange of Ideas, Theories, and Exploration of Policy Issues Relevant to Diplomacy. A heartfelt gratitude to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the State of Qatar for the privilege to join forces with their diplomats.

Target Hunger's 2020 Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Drive

The UHCL Diplomacy Institute, Qatar Consulate of Houston, former U.S. Ambassador Chase Untermeyer, and the Carnegie Vanguard High School volunteered to be part of the delivery of Thanksgiving meals for some 800 food insecure families in Northeast Houston. Meals were made possible by the Qatar Harvey Fund of the Embassy of the State of Qatar and numerous individual donors.


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