The City of San Diego International Affairs Board’s mission is to promote San Diego’s global identity, encourage cultural connections, foster international economic competitiveness, and advise the mayor and city council on ways that international issues and policies impact San Diego.

In this advisory capacity, the International Affairs Board is currently focused on developing an international strategy for the City of San Diego, which is intended to guide the city’s international engagement over the next 10 years in ways that benefit all San Diegans.

You and your organization's unique perspective will be critical to the success of this undertaking.  Thank you for providing your responses below!

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* 1. According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, "international affairs" are events and activities that involve the governments, policies, people, and economies of different countries.

Is your organization currently engaged in international affairs as part of its normal operations?

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* 2. Does your organization have an international strategy or is it in the process of creating one?

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* 3. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, a "global city" is defined as "an urban center that enjoys significant competitive advantages and that serves as a hub within a globalized economic system."

Does your organization believe San Diego is a global city?

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* 4. The Brookings Institution characterized a city's "global identity" in the following passage:

"Many midsized cities and metro areas find themselves competing for global capital, talent, and ideas for the first time, demanding new efforts to position themselves strategically within a global network. To establish that position, city-regions increasingly desire greater international visibility that conveys their local assets and competitive advantages. They are also seeking to assemble diverse stakeholders around a cohesive, consistent narrative of their own global position and ambitions."

Does your organization believe that San Diego has a global identity? If so, how would your organization describe it? If not, why not?

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* 5. The International Affairs Board will focus on five strategic pillars in its international strategy:
  1. Economic Impact - San Diego's performance with respect to benchmark economic indicators such as trade, foreign direct investment, income,  talent availability and global competitiveness
  2. Cultural Vibrancy - San Diego’s attractiveness as a place to live, work and play based on its cultural richness, openness and tolerance.
  3. University Capital - San Diego's economic, cultural and demographic resources that originate from institutions of higher education. As The Economist magazine described in its July 25, 2020 issue, "cities with a decent university or an expansive hospital system (often the two go together) reliably outperform others."
  4. Environmental Sustainability - San Diego's performance with respect to city resource management and renewable energy utilization, greenhouse gas emissions, and its overall impact on the environment.
  5. International Engagement - San Diego's level of cooperation with international partners to reduce barriers to economic and cultural exchange, and to encourage migration, travel, and infrastructure investment.
How would your organization rank the importance of each strategic pillar to San Diego's standing as a global city?  (1 - Most Important, 5 - Least Important)

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* 6. How would your organization characterize San Diego's performance with respect to each of the five strategic pillars?

  Below-Average Satisfactory Above-Average I'm not sure
Economic Impact
Cultural Vibrancy
University Capital
Environmental Sustainability
International Engagement

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* 7. How would your organization rank its interest in contributing to San Diego's advancement of each of the five strategic pillars? (1 - Most Interested, 5 - Least Interested)

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* 8. Does your organization believe that the five strategic pillars are adequate for establishing an international strategy for San Diego? If so, why? If not, why not?

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* 9. What individual, agency, institution or organization do you believe is primarily responsible for conducting San Diego's international affairs? Why?

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* 10. The City of San Diego International Affairs Board’s mission is to promote San Diego’s global identity, encourage cultural connections, foster international economic competitiveness, and advise the mayor and city council on how on ways that international issues and policies impact San Diego.

Given this mission, where does your organization see the most potential for the International Affairs Board to serve the San Diego community?

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