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Diplomacy Institute Events

Past Events

A Conversation with Author Dr. Heather Diamond

The Office of Global Learning and Strategy's Associate Vice President Dr. Gigi Do hosted a conversation with author and educator, Dr. Heather Diamond, on June 14, 2021, who joined us from Hong Kong to discuss her debut memoir, Rabbit in the Moon. The memoir chronicles her experiences of moving between Hawaii, Hong Kong, and the continental US. Rabbit in the Moon is an honest, finely crafted meditation on intercultural marriage, the importance of family, and finding the courage to follow your dreams. Copies are available at the UHCL Campus Store. Download the 'A Conversation with Author Heather Diamond' event flyer.

World Central Kitchen Partners with the Qatar Embassy to Feed Houston Senior Citizens for the 2021 Qatar-USA Year of Culture Program

Another great Qatar-USA Year of Culture event in Houston – On May 5, 2021, Dr. Gigi Do, Founder of the UHCL Diplomacy Institute, joined the Honorable Consul General of the State of Qatar, Mr. Rashid Al Dehaimi, to deliver meals for the Town Park Senior Community in Houston, Texas. All meals were prepared by Chef José Andrés' World Central Kitchen non-profit organization.

 Town Park Senior Community Meal Delivery May 2021
 Town Park Senior Community Meal Delivery May 2021
 Town Park Senior Community Meal Delivery May 2021
 Town Park Senior Community Meal Delivery May 2021

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

On April 7, 2021, 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. Download the Explore Career and Internship Opportunities in the U.S. Department of State event flyer.

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. Download tadTalks 2021 event flyer (PDF).

tadTalks 2021 Recording (YouTube)

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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