Thank you in many languages

Please Mark Your Calendars for these upcoming January events!

We hope all is well and that you’ve had some great holidays!

As part of Global Studies’ Winter Program on US National Security Policymaking, People to People Delaware will be participating in an open forum focused on confronting anti-Americanism in the 21st century, at UD’s campus on the evening of January 9, 2018,  Gore Hall Room 103 from 6-8pm.   (Note: Gore Hall is on Route 896 about 1/2 way between Morris Library & the Trabant Center on 896. The overhead pedestrian walkway ends right in front of this building)

On Tuesday, January 30, People to People  will  host a related event for Global Studies’ public policy specialists  from around the world at a “Meet & Greet Buffet Dinner”  at Michael’s Restaurant (across from Christiana Hilton) at 6:00 pm, 1,000 Churchman’s Road, Newark, DE 19713.  $22 for dinner plus cash bar.

All are welcome to attend. Please come & do bring guests!

Please rsvp for the Jan 30 event. $22 per person. Checks should be made out to PtPDE and mailed to John Pastor, Treasurer. P.O. Box 25064, Wilmington, DE 19899.

For more information on UD’s forum, please contact Daniel C. Bottomley, Ph.D., Associate Director, Global Partnerships & Programs, Institute for Global Studies. (302) 831-2852

Please spread the word amongst your networks for anyone who’d like to visit. We’ll be sure to have some great and informative sessions!

NOTE to PtPDE: BOARD MEETING will be held Wednesday Jan 10 at Kirkwood Highway Library, parking behind the building.

Thanks, and Happy New Year!

Kim Burdick, MA, MPA, Executive Director


In 1956, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower sought diplomatic alternatives to the wars he had witnessed as a soldier, general and Allied Commander. On September 11, 1956, he called a White House conference of 100 top American leaders, who joined him in creating the People to People initiative, focused on creating cultural exchange programs.  Participants in this conference included Joyce Hall, comedian Bob Hope, and Walt Disney, who became one of the founding directors of People to People and later drew inspiration from the initiative to create the “It’s a Small World” attraction in 1964

 After President Eisenhower left the office of President in 1961, he arranged to have the organization privatized as a non-governmental organization and arranged for People to People to become a not-for-profit Missouri corporation now known as People to People International. President Eisenhower was Chairman of the Board of Trustees and recognized as the founder of the not-for-profit organization. Today, his grand-daughter, Mary Jean Eisenhower, serves as  Board Chairman of People to People International.


Our Mission is to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures.


Our vision is that a cross-cultural network of engaged and knowledgeable everyday citizen leaders will be an active force in creating and sustaining a more peaceful world. With a presence in more than 160 countries, People to People International’s participation knows no boundaries as members and friends work together to foster cross-cultural understanding in order to be an active force in creating and sustaining a more peaceful world.

TV 12: About People to People Delaware

Larry Mendte Interviews Kim Burdick, December 18, 2017