2nd Annual Global Citizens Gala featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Katherine Brown
Hosted by Iman Abadi
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, May 1, 5:30-8:00PM
WHERE: Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way, Rochester, NY 14624
For more details about sponsorships, please contact Cecelia Hencke at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (585) 275-8779
TICKETS: $50 PER PERSON; $40 for RGC Members; $500 TABLE FOR TEN
$25 Student Ticket
Join the international community to support cultural exchange programs 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.
Global Citizen Award
Jon Schull, Founder, e-NABLE
Outstanding Service to Exchange Programs
Matthew and Roberta Benedict, Friendship Volunteers and Homestay Host
Distinguished International Student Award Finalists
Joseph Adjei, RIT '20
Beatriz Gil Gonzalez, UR '19
Moustafa Lufty, UR '20
Eronmonsele Matthew Omiyi, RIT '19
Kailin Zhuang, UR '19
Shasha Cui, UR '20
Claude Mulindi, UR '22
Akshay Rajput, UR '19
Arturo Peralta Silva, RIT '19
Eva Skovli, RIT '19
Keynote Speaker Dr. Katherine Brown, President & CEO, Global Ties U.S.
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.