Environmental Activism and Citizen Diplomacy

Saad Abid is an environmental activist and 2016 participant of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) from Morocco. He received the 2021 Global Ties U.S. IVLP Alumni Decade of Social Innovation and Change Award for his work, inspiring thousands of participants to take action against climate change.

Read more about Saad’s work, his reaction to receiving the award, and why he believes in the power of citizen diplomacy.

“How do our nation’s leaders restore trust? How do they reclaim credibility? There are multiple answers to these questions. However, one thing is certain: our nation’s leaders cannot do it alone—they need our help!”

This article provides a look back through history, beginning in the early 1900s, at many of the notable highlights in U.S. citizen diplomacy. Full article