To promote respect and understanding between the people of Utah and other nations.
Our Guiding Principle
Citizen diplomacy is the concept that every individual has the right, even the responsibility, to help shape U.S. foreign relations by connecting with each other one handshake at a time.
We are committed to the following values:
- Respect for all people and diverse perspectives;
- Personal and social responsibility;
- A belief that the people of the world are interconnected;
- Open and respectful dialogue.
Our Two Pillars of Work
At Utah Global Diplomacy, we build global connections between the people of Utah and other nations, promoting mutual respect and international goodwill. We achieve this through two key avenues: Facilitating professional and cultural international exchange programs in Utah, and hosting a variety of global and cultural education programs, catering to individuals of all ages.
In a growing global society, our programs serve as a foundation for people to meet each other, share ideas, and together ask, "How do we make the world more peaceful and prosperous for everyone?"
Profession & Cultural International Exchange Programs
Utah Global Diplomacy works with the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchange programs to welcome hundreds of emerging leaders from around the world to Utah to meet with like-minded professionals, businesses, government agencies, and organizations to exchange best practices and network while highlighting Utah as an economic, cultural, and innovation hub and experiencing Utah’s unique culture.
Global & Cultural Education Programs
Utah Global Diplomacy invites the local community to attend the Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price World Affairs Symposium Series, Foreign Policy Association Great Decisions course, and our Fireside Chats live podcast recording. Our lectures, conversations, and dialogues provide insight into critical national and global issues, shaping public discourse. We convene leading experts who engage the public to explore ideas that transform how we connect with the world.
Our Young Diplomats of Utah program immerses youth, age 14 - 32, in international relations in preparation for becoming Utah's future leaders. High school youth participate in activities that foster their leadership skills through civic preparation, engagement with the many cultures in Utah, and learning about the role Utah plays in the world. College-age youth can travel to global events to develop their leadership skills around the sustainability issues that matter most to them. Our fellowship and internship program fosters employability skills and connects career-ready youth with international relations career opportunities.
Our branding colors, variations of red, white, and blue, have ocean-themed names like navy, aqua, and buoy. They represent the concept that Utah Global Diplomacy connects the people, often across oceans, with its flagship international exchange programs. These colors are often coupled with wavy lines, hinting at an evolving world in which your efforts make progress along a path of peace and understanding.
But some branding elements we kept the same, like our logo icon of two people shaking hands on a bridge. Why? Because we often build bridges through Citizen Diplomacy. The concept that every individual helps shape foreign relations by connecting with each other “one handshake at a time.”
Our Social Responsibility
Utah Global Diplomacy is a non-partisan, non-profit committed to social responsibility. We celebrate, support, and thrive when diversity in all forms is represented.
Our organization and our programs promote respect and understanding between the people of Utah and other nations, and we do not discriminate based on ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, gender identity as designated by the individual, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental impairment, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. Also, from home hosting for families with children to individuals to our Great Decisions discussion group to our Young Diplomat of Utah, there are opportunities for people of all ages to get involved,
Furthermore, Utah Global Diplomacy recognizes we must play an active role in being environmentally conservative. Therefore, Utah Global Diplomacy is committed to using sustainable green business practices in our business and our programs whenever possible.