Programs

Our programs are tailored to current events and to our participants’ highest priority interests, including U.S. politics and elections, history and culture, foreign policy, international trade, sustainable development, and global trends.

Discussions in our unique, intimate programs are completely confidential, allowing our participants, sponsors, and guests to build trust and share perspectives in an off-the-record environment.

ECD events are offered free of charge for invited members of the diplomatic corps, United States government representatives, and other guests. To inquire about participating in ECD programs, please contact us at ecd@ibgc.com.

Business representatives and other interested organizations and individuals can support ECD’s mission and join our programs by sponsoring ECD. To learn more about the benefits of ECD sponsorship and to make a contribution, please click here.

Recent programs have included:

July 2022
Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA), author of the City and State Diplomacy Act, spoke with diplomats about geopolitical opportunities and challenges facing the U.S.
July 2022
Ambassador Daniel Mulhall of Ireland reflected on his 44-year diplomatic career, and his contributions to the negotiation of the Good Friday Agreement
June 2022
Reception celebrating former Executive Director Solveig Spielmann’s outstanding contributions to the Council 
May 2022
The U.S. mid-term elections forecast with Editor of Inside Elections Nathan Gonzales
March 2022
Discussion on the war in Ukraine, hosted by Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud of Switzerland 
February 2022

The post-pandemic world with Brookings Institute Senior Fellow Thomas Wright

January 2022

The year ahead in U.S. national security with Stephen Hadley

Upcoming events

Programs

Our programs are tailored to current events and to our participants’ highest priority interests, including U.S. politics and elections, history and culture, foreign policy, international trade, sustainable development, and global trends.

Discussions in our unique, intimate programs are completely confidential, allowing our participants, sponsors, and guests to build trust and share perspectives in an off-the-record environment.

ECD events are free of charge for invited members of the diplomatic corps in the United States and for invited representatives of the U.S. government. To be considered, please contact us here.

Business representatives and other interested organizations and individuals can support ECD’s mission and join our programs by sponsoring ECD. To learn more about the benefits of ECD sponsorship and to make a contribution, please click here.

Past programs have included:

February 2022

The post-pandemic world with Brookings Institute Senior Fellow Thomas Wright

January 2022

The year ahead in U.S. national security with Stephen Hadley

October 2021

How Baseball Happened – An evening of BBQ, baseball & history with author Thomas Gilbert

April 2021

Covid-19 developments and implications Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Stewart Simonson

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