When I started my career on the International Visitor Leadership Program, I saw firsthand that a simple meeting or convening can have a powerful impact on how foreign delegates think and feel about the United States. IVLP materializes the importance of public diplomacy and the art and finesse of two-way dialogue and exchange. Here at Urban, our events educate the public on important social and economic issues that demystify 'wonky' Washington policy by speaking a language that is accessible and real. Add that to our nonpartisan, data-driven, evidence-based mission, and I couldn't think of a better place to work!
Daphne Bond-Godfrey is the senior manager for outreach and events at the Urban Institute. She manages day-to-day operations for public-facing events, intimate roundtables, and board engagements. Before joining Urban, Bond-Godfrey worked at FHI 360, where she managed the organization’s corporate presence and visibility at conferences and events. Notable events she organized include CIES 2013 and TEDxDupontCircle. During her time at FHI 360, Bond-Godfrey also worked on the International Visitor Leadership Program, a US State Department–funded program where she oversaw travel and event logistics for foreign delegates invited to the United States on a three-week exchange.
Bond-Godfrey obtained a BA in international affairs from Shorter College and an MA in government from the Johns Hopkins University.