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Chicago Sister Cities International Festival

The 8th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival transforms Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music, dance and merchants, August 5-9, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Chicago’s 28 international sister cities will be represented at the festival, where visitors will be able to sample international cuisine and view live cultural…

Lithuanian Exhibit Opening

Join the Vilnius Committee as the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania celebrates the opening of the special exhibition We Shall Fly to Lithuania at Concourse A of Chicago Midway International Airport on Thursday, July 18 from 10-11 a.m. This special exhibition honors the 80th anniversary of the first U.S.-Lithuanian Transatlantic flight by Captain Steponas Darius and…

Diversity and Inclusion in Academia and Employment in Israel

The Petach Tikva Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is sponsoring a lecture at the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce titled “Diversity and Inclusion in Academia and Employment in Israel,” featuring Amos Shapira, President of the University of Haifa at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. (225 W. Washington, Suite 2600). Tickets are $10 and can be purchased…

Discussion with Ambassador Sasae

Chicago Sister Cities International is sponsoring a discussion His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the United States, presented by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. “Japan is back,” declared Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, in a major speech in Washington this year. It may well be that the country’s ‘lost decade’ of…

Opening Reception for “Wings of Italy” Exhibit

Join the Milan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International for the opening reception of the exhibition Wings of Italy: Italian Aeropainting from 1910–1935 in the lobby of the Willis Tower on Friday, June 21 from 5:30-7:30 pm. One of the earliest and most effective means of mass communication, the poster was the perfect medium through which to stimulate…

Russian-American Business Forum

In connection with the 3rd Annual Russia Day Gala on June 13, and in celebration of the 13th anniversary of Russian independence, the Moscow Committee of CSCI presents the 3rd Annual Russian-American Business Forum from 11:30 am–2 pm on Thursday, June 13 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The Russian-American Business Forum is one of the premier…

MOSCOW: Russia Day Gala

Chairs Aleksandra Efimova and Prince Piotr Galitzine of the Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, in partnership with the US-Russia Chamber of Commerce invite you to the Third Annual Russia Day Gala at the Drake Hotel’s Gold Coast Ballroom. The black tie gala will honor His Excellency Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian…

Eurovision Viewing Party

Chicago Sister Cities International presents a Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 2–5:30 p.m. at the River North location of John Barleycorn (149 W. Kinzie Street) in the second floor space. Cash bar and full menu will be available. RSVP at rsvp@chicagosistercities.com. Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest….

Pre-Performance Reception and Performance of the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg’s “Rodin”

The Moscow Committee of CSCI hosts a private pre-performance reception with Boris Eifman in honor of the opening night of the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg’s production of Rodin on Friday May 17, 2013 from 5–7 p.m. The performance of Rodin will follow the reception at 7:30 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Visionary choreographer Boris Eifman’s…

MEXICO CITY: Mexico Rising Lecture and Discussion

The second largest economy in Latin America, Mexico is undergoing rapid social, political, and economic change. A new generation of leaders is working to reclaim Mexico’s status as a dynamic and thriving global player. Yet the legacies of drug related violence, corruption, and a troubled educational system remain stubborn obstacles to success. Join the 2013…

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