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CSCI Receives 2017 Best Overall Program Award from Sister Cities International

Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) has won the Sister Cities International (SCI) 2017 Best Overall Program Award for a city with a population over 500,001. The SCI Best Overall Program Award recognizes sister city programs that demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in 2016 in advancing the goals and mission of the sister cities movement. CSCI is the…

2017 Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative

The Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative will once again take place in conjunction with the 19th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium from September 14-17, 2017. Through a generous grant from the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, in conjunction with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, a competitive process will award…

Social Services Conference a Great Success

  In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first social services exchange hosted by Chicago, the Social Services Committee of CSCI convened a two-day conference in Chicago on June 9–10. To commemorate this model of cultural collaboration and sharing of best practices, all seven international cities that have participated in past exchanges came together…

Sister City Mayors Attend the Chicago Forum on Global Cities

Current and former mayors from a selection of Chicago’s sister cities were in attendance at the 2017 Chicago Forum on Global Cities from June 7-9, 2017, including: Akel Biltaji, Former Mayor of Amman, Jordan Mubashir Javed, Mayor of Lahore, Pakistan Adriana Krnáčová, Mayor of Prague, Czech Republic Suh Byung-soo, Mayor of Busan, South Korea John…

CCSCI Hosts First Annual Membership Reception, Celebrating Citizen Diplomacy

  Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago hosted their first annual reception, Celebrating Citizen Diplomacy, on Thursday, April 6 at the Chicago History Museum. The reception recognized the impact of more than 600 volunteers and citizen diplomats who work tirelessly to promote global peace and understanding. More than 200 guests attended the annual…