CSCI Seeks International Program Associate

International Program Associate Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) is seeking an International Program Associate. The Associate furthers CSCI’s mission to promote Chicago as a global city, develop international partnerships and networks, and share best practices on a city-to-city basis. The role of the International Program Associate is to provide logistical and administrative support to program…

Chicago City Council Passes Resolutions to Mark Anniversaries of Relationships with Four Sister Cities

Today, Chicago City Council passed resolutions to mark the 30-year sister city anniversaries with Shanghai, China and Shenyang China; the 25-year sister city anniversary with Prague, Czech Republic; and the 10-year sister city anniversary with Belgrade, Serbia. The resolutions were presented to the consulate representatives of each country. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was present to congratulate…

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2014 Chicago Consular Corps Gala

  Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago hosted the annual Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners on the evening of Monday, December 1, 2014, at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago. The gala’s international guest list included members of the 84 foreign consulates and honorary consulates in Chicago; keynote…

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Yoko Noge-Dean Selected as the 2014 CSCI Volunteer of the Year

Please join us in congratulating Yoko Noge-Dean, Chair of the Osaka Committee of CSCI for being selected as the 2014 Chicago Sister Cities International Volunteer of the Year. Yoko was selected for showing leadership, talent, passion, enthusiasm and tenacity in promoting the work of CSCI locally and abroad. Yoko was selected by the Advisory Board…

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2014 Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative

The Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative once again took place in conjunction with the 16th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium (October 9–12, 2014). The symposium, which attracts 800 physicians, is an annual professional educational event providing recent clinical and scientific advances in breast cancer research. The program is an unrivaled opportunity to collaborate with a world renowned cancer…

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Mayor Emanuel Signs Gateway Cities Agreement in China

On December 23, Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with the Minister of Commerce from the People’s Republic of China, Gao Hucheng, and the vice mayors and leadership representatives of eight major Chinese cities to sign the Gateway Cities Agreement.  Mayor Emanuel, the Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Chao and the leadership representatives of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin,…

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Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative Program

The Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative Program will take place in conjunction with the 15th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium (September 26–29, 2013). The symposium, which attracts 800 physicians, is an annual professional educational event providing recent clinical and scientific advances in breast cancer research.  The program is an unrivaled opportunity to collaborate with a world renowned cancer…

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Sister City Chefs at Chicago Gourmet

Nine internationally renowned chefs from around the globe, four of whom carry esteemed Michelin stars, will be participating in this year’s Chicago Gourmet, courtesy of the Délice Network. Every visiting chef has been paired with a Chicago-based, Michelin-starred counterpart to host throughout the weekend and also present a side-by-side tasting at Chicago Gourmet’s Grand Cru. Two…

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CSCI Receives Arts and Culture Innovation Award

CSCI is proud to announce that it has received Sister Cities International’s Arts and Culture Innovation Award for the 7th Annual International Festival that took place in August 2012 on Daley Plaza. CSCI Executive Director Leroy Allala accepted the award on behalf of the organization last week at Sister Cities International’s Annual Conference in San…

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Global Commerce and Culture Panel Discussion

On Thursday, June 6, 2013, a distinguished group of leaders from the global business, civic and cultural communities participated in a panel at Baker & McKenzie’s Chicago office focused on “Global Commerce and Culture: A Powerful Combination.” Jointly hosted by Baker & McKenzie, Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago, the discussion explored the…

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57th Annual Sister Cities International Conference

Join Sister Cities International, elected officials, engaged citizens, and community and business leaders at the 57th Annual Sister Cities International conference in San Antonio, Texas from July 12-13, 2013. This theme of this year’s conference is “The Power of Exchange: Creating Sustainable Cities & Sustainable Relationships.” Learn more and register at www.sister-cities.org.

International Leaders to Explore Intersection of Global Commerce and Culture

Chicago, USA, June 4, 2013 – On Thursday, June 6, 2013 a distinguished group of leaders from the global business, civic and cultural communities will participate in a panel at Baker & McKenzie’s Chicago office focused on “Global Commerce and Culture: A Powerful Combination.” Jointly hosted by Baker & McKenzie, Chicago Sister Cities International and…

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Chicago Sister Cities International 2012 Report

Chicago Sister Cities International’s 2012 Report is available for download. You can see highlights of the work of our organization and committees throughout 2012. From diplomatic visits to cultural events, it was another busy and productive year. We look forward to continuing to bring the world to Chicago and Chicago to the world. You can…