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BOGOTA: Colombia Independence Day

The Bogota Committee of CSCI, in partnership with the Consulate General of Colombia in Chicago, hosts Colombia’s Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 20 from 11 am–1 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall. The event will include a speaking program and cultural performance. Free and open to the public.

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PRAGUE: Presentation and Reception with Renata Fučíková

The Prague Committee of CSCI and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic present a reception and presentation with illustrator and writer Renata Fučíková in celebration of her children’s book Antonin Dvořák, His Music and Life in Pictures on June 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic. Proceeds from book…

OSAKA: Japan Festival

The Osaka Committee will have a booth and also present the photo exhibition Kizuna 3, at the Japan Festival in Arlington Heights on June 7-8, 2014. Japan Festival 2014 is the Midwest’s largest showcase of all things Japanese. The festival features martial arts demonstrations, video game exhibitions, taiko drumming performances, food vendors, a marketplace, J–Pop performances…

TORONTO: Discussion with Author Joseph Boyden

The Toronto Committee of CSCI and the Book Stall present an author discussion and reading with Canadian author Joseph Boyden on his latest novel, The Orenda on Wednesday, June 4, at 5:30 pm The Chicago Architecture Foundation. Boyden’s literary masterpiece, The Orenda, is a reimagining of the Huron-Iroquois Wars during the seventeenth century and the fateful…

BOGOTA: Book Presentation

The Bogota Committee of CSCI is sponsoring a presentation by Nancy Pulecio Velez on her new book, The 4 Dimensions of Love, on May 30 at 5 pm at DePaul University, 14 E.  Jackson Blvd, Daley Bldg, Room 805. The 4 Dimensions of Love is a book that aims to facilitate people to reconnect with themselves…

MEXICO CITY: Mexico on the Rise Presentation

The Mexico City Committee of CSCI is sponsoring the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ program “Mexico on the Rise” with His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States at the Chicago Club on May 29 Mexico and the United States share a two-thousand-mile border and trade more than 1.3 billion…

LAHORE: Trade & Investment Opportunities with Pakistan

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Consulate General of Pakistan and the Lahore Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, presents a business luncheon in honor of the Honorable Jalil Abbas Jilani, the Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S. The purpose of this event is to bring together U.S. business representatives to learn about…

Pakistan’s Paradigm Shift

CSCI is sponsoring the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ public program Pakistan’s Paradigm Shift, with His Excellency, His Excellency Jalil Abbas Jilani, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the US. Pakistan is turning a page by instituting new measures to tackle its militancy problem and implementing dramatic economic reforms aimed at addressing a host…

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KYIV: Art of the Barricades

The Kyiv Committee of CSCI, in collaboration with the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in collaboration and the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Branch 85, present a slide presentation and lecture by Dr. Natalia Moussienko, Ukrainian philosopher and Fulbright scholar. The presentation will include works of art inspired and created during the revolution in…

Lunch with the President of Ireland

CSCI is sponsoring the Chicago Council on Global Affair’s lunch with the President of Ireland, His Excellency Michael D. Higgins. As a small open economy, Ireland was particularly impacted by the financial crisis which started in 2008. Following a period of  economic adjustment, the country is on its way to recovery, with employment growing and export…

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Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party

Chicago Sister Cities International presents a Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at The Kerryman, from 2 p.m.-5:30 (or when the contest ends!). The contest will be streamed live from Copenhagen, Denmark. Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. Since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has been one of…

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PRAGUE: Recital of Violinist Pavel Šporcl

The Prague Committee of CSCI, the DePaul University School of Music and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago present a recital of violinist Pavel Šporcl accompanied by pianist Petr Jiříkovský. Šporcl will present the program “My Violin Legends” the at DePaul University, School of Music Concert Hall, 800 W. Belden Avenue, Chicago. Program…

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Poesia in Abril

The Bogota Committee of CSCI is sponsoring a performance and reading with featured poets Hugo Mujica and Piedad Bonnett, celebrating two momentous occasions one hundred years in the past: the publication of Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago” in the March 1914 issue of Poetry, and the birth of Octavio Paz on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m….

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2014 Chicago Lantern Festival

Chairs William A. Spence and Raymond Chin of the China Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International invite you to the 2014 Chicago Lantern Festival Gala at the Chicago Cultural Center’s G.A.R. Hall and Rotunda on Tuesday, April 15, 2014; reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.This fundraising event will support the China Committee’s programs…

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OSAKA: 絆 Kizuna 3: Unbroken Circle

The Osaka Committee of CSCI, along with the Japan America Society of Chicago, the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago and the Japan External Trade Organization Chicago, is proud to present 絆 Kizuna 3: Unbroken Circle, the third phase of a multidimensional photography exhibition focusing on…