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Here are the different types of events we host for you to discover the world in Raleigh:

Global Socials:

Global Socials are quarterly events in the evening that bring together International Focus’s community. Attendees are from diverse cultural backgrounds and the setting offers a positive engagement across communities.  Typically, these events draw working professionals, local officials, business owners, students from area universities/high schools, and retired international affairs experts. When international leaders are in town, they usually take part as speakers. A multicultural artistic performance is also part of the event!

*Snacks or light hors-d’oeuvres and refreshments are served.


  • Citizen Diplomacy Series featuring International Women Leaders in STEM
    • Monday, October 30, 2023 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    • Location: Raleigh (Exact venue to be disclosed upon event registration)

Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and Conversation with emerging leaders is a bi-monthly informal event. This morning gathering allows International Focus members to meet and connect with international leaders and learn about their experience in their homeland and other relevant current events. *Coffee is complimentary.

Come mingle with international visitors, leverage your connections around the world, and be an IF Ambassador!



  • We’ll list Coffee & Conversation events here as they are scheduled. Currently, there are no upcoming events. Please check back soon for updates; we’ll be adding more soon!

Past Events

Global Gathering 2021

Past Virtual Series


Global Diplomacy Dialogue

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2023 Delegation Arrivals:

August 2023

Theme: Disability Rights and Inclusion

Delegation: Iraq

August 2023

Theme: Members of Parliament

Delegation: Moldova

August 2023

Theme: Celebrating Indigenous and Cultural Heritage

Delegation: India

August 2023

Theme: Integrating Technology and Inquiry-Based Learning Methods in the Classroom

Delegation: Bangladesh

August 2023

Theme: Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Delegation: Madagascar and Comoros

August 2023

Theme: Incorporating Youth in Addressing Historical Memory and Promoting a Just and Civil Society

Delegation: North Macedonia

Fall 2023

Theme: Members of Parliament

Delegation: Moldova

October 2023

Theme: Rural Women Entrepreneurship

Delegation: Moldova

October 2023

Theme: U.S. Foreign Policy – Global Challenges

Delegation: Europe

October 2023

Theme: Hidden No More: Empowering Women Leaders in STEM

Delegation: Multi-Regional 

December 2023

Theme: Women in Tech: Educators

Delegation: Tajikistan

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