Citizen Diplomacy is the idea that individuals have the right and responsibility to help shape U.S. foreign relations through person-to-person interactions with citizens of other countries. Citizen diplomats can be students, teachers, athletes, artists, business people, humanitarians, adventurers, or tourists. We are motivated by a desire to engage with our interconnected world in a meaningful, mutually beneficial dialogue and to help build a more peaceful and prosperous world. WorldChicago is proud to promote this important work in Chicago. Our visitor exchanges and events engage hundreds of Chicagoans in citizen diplomacy each year.