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Global Perspectives on Democracy


Established in March 2009, the Global Perspectives on Democracy (GPD) program of the Center for Politics is designed to foster citizen-to-citizen dialogue between the United States and other nations.

GPD hosts international politics and civic engagement related exchanges and public events in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and other non-governmental organizations. This interactive program which includes groups of all ages from high school student leaders to high level government officials promotes core aspects of citizen engagement. GPD enables participants to:

  • Build leadership and civic engagement skills
  • Identify effective tools for and avenues of civic participation and public advocacy
  • Promote strategic and policy dialogue between government practitioners and citizens
  • Develop networking opportunities


Ambassador Series:

Many Ambassador Series events are made public with relatively short notice. Email to be added to the Center’s Program announcement list to receive event notices.

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Global Perspectives of Democracy continually evaluates new exchange and event opportunities. Contact Daman Irby, Director of Global Initiatives, at irby@virginia.edu or 434-243-8475 for additional information.