About the Event

Did you know…?

China has only one time zone.
France is the world’s most-visited tourist destination.
Philadelphia has eleven international sister cities.

​​​​​​​And the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
and Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia

With a combined 140+ years of experience in connecting Philadelphia to the world, these two leading international affairs organizations, dedicated to creating citizen diplomats, are joining forces to be stronger together, and you’re invited to celebrate all things international with us on December 13!

Together, we’ll annually bring more than 1,000 rising international leaders to Philadelphia, broaden the horizons of more than 2,900 local and international students, connect with more than 125 countries, and engage more than 7,000 people in the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond in connecting with each other and the world.

The night will include:

  • International food & drink from Mexico, Italy, China, India, the Caribbean, & more.
  • Networking with internationally like-minded movers & shakers.
  • Recognition of students, educators, & young professionals driving change in international awareness.
  • Special moments to share why global travel, education, & engagement are important to you.
  • Fun opportunities to bring home a little piece of world affairs.


If you are unable to join us for this special event, please consider making a gift to support global affairs education and citizen diplomacy programs as a part of your year-end giving!

Become a Sponsor

Do you want to help Philadelphians gain a greater understanding of the world?
Build more connections for Philadelphia around the globe?

Proceeds from this event will fund world affairs education and citizen diplomacy programs for the greater Philadelphia region. Your sponsorship promotes Philadelphia's global reputation as a world-class city. Join us as a sponsor of the World Affairs Salon and you will broaden the minds and horizons of Philadelphians young and old - and celebrate two dynamic organizations uniting to be stronger together!

For more information about sponsorship, please contact Margaret Hasani at mhasani@wacphila.org or 215-561-4700 ext. 222.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

  • Janice Giannini

Individual Sponsors

  • John & Heather Emery

  • Jay & Rosemarie Halt

  • Ian & Caryn Harris

  • Odysseys Unlimited

  • Brian A. & Soozung S. Rankin

  • Mitch & Beth Sargen

  • Temple University

  • Richard E. & Diane Dalto Woosnam