Archive for: Planning

Hosting an international visitor for Thanksgiving: Citizen diplomacy at its finest

26th November, 2014


in Civilization, Education, Ethics, Planning


Enjoying an international encounter

One of the very best elements of any international encounter is when a visitor can participate in a family or community’s expression of tradition.  Such events are the very center of cultural meaning and are often the most memorable parts of foreign travel no matter what other success may take place…

Engaging Portland: A Day in the Life of TI

18th March, 2014


in Civilization, Leadership, Planning


Leadership.  Networking.  Promoting civil dialogue.

These are the Tai Initiative’s by-words  to promote and  nurture positive behaviors in the American-Chinese relationship.

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Sounds great, but how does it really work?  What do we do to use such concepts in a day’s work?  This week, the…

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What do we hope to accomplish in Beijing?

20th May, 2013


in Leadership, Planning


This summer, June 12-20 to be exact, The Tai Initiative will make its next trip to China!  During those nine quick days, we hope to expand our presence within the larger dialogue on leadership in a variety of subnational fields, particularly at the ACCEX meeting in Shanghai.  Thinking about the opportunities presented…

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