Diplomatic Encounters Series

2018 Consular Corps Reception

Launched in 2015, International House along with UChicago Global joined forces with the Chicago Consular Corps to expand the Diplomatic Encounters Series to better connect the UChicago community with representatives of diplomatic missions from around Chicago and across the nation. The series aims to provide a venue to hear from leading diplomats, engage them in open dialogue, and come to a better understanding of the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing countries around the world. Programs are held throughout the year including the annual consular reception hosted by the Office of the President.


THU., AUG. 15, 2019

73rd Indepedence Day of India 

International House congratulates the Consul General of India in Chicago Sudhakar Dalela and Mrs. Namrata Dalela on the occasion of the 73rd Indepedence Day of India celebrated at the Chicago Cultural Center on August 15th, 2019. 


SUN., SEP. 22, 2019

Indo-American Center Annual Banquet

International House Director Denise M. Jorgens, AM'83, PhD'95 was honored to attend the 2019 Indo-American Center annual banquet as guest of IAC board member Professor Ralph Nicholas, AM'58, PhD'62 and Marta Nicholas. The annual banquet, held on Sunday, September 22nd, supports the Indo-American Center in Chicago which addresses the needs of South Asian immigrants as well as others from more than 40 nations. 


MON., SEPT. 23, 2019

Re-Opening of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Chicago

International House Director Denise M. Jorgens was pleased to attend the Celebration of the Re-Opening of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Chicago. Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis noted, "our two countries rank among the top three nationals worldwide in terms of innovation." 


FRI., SEPT. 27, 2019

150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's Birth

Denise M. Jorgens was pleased to join other members of the Delhi Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International at the annual luncheon celebrating the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. This year's event was the first with Mayor Lori Lightfoot who issued a proclamation on behalf of the city declaring October 2, 2019 Mahatma Gandhi Day in Chicago. 


TUE., OCT. 1, 2019

National Republic Day of the Republic of Korea

International House congratulates Consul General Young Sok Kim and Mrs. Se Young Kim on the occasion of the National Republic Day of the Republic of Korea on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019.

International House congratulates the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Wolfgang Mossinger and Dr. Mairead Winters-Mossinger on the occasion of the annual celebration of The Day of German Unity held on October 2nd. This year marks the 30th anniversay of the fall of the Berlin Wall, so it was a particularly meaninful year for this annual celebration. 

International House congratulated Consul General of the Republic of Austria Reinhold Krammer on the occasion of the Austrian National Day held on Thursday, October 24th, 2019. 

International House congratulated the Consul General of the Republic of Turkey Ayşe Selcan Şanlı on the occasion of the 96th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Turkey held on Monday, October 29th, 2019.