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About Us

Center for Innovative Diplomacy was founded in 1982 to promote direct citizen and city engagement in foreign policy in furtherance of global peace, justice, prosperity, and sustainability. Among its principal accomplishments over the ten years of its work were the first global computer network for peace activists, the first book on U.S.-Soviet "citizen diplomacy," the mobilization of thousands of local elected officials on behalf of "municipal foreign policy," and the launch of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. Special thanks to former Irvine Mayor Larry Agran and UC Irvine Sociology Ph.D. student Ben Leffel for having this archive created.