How can the many foreign consuls in our communities be “bridges to globalism?” Think of them as a ready-made, local network with ties to the countries they represent.
When we seek out the services of a foreign consul we enter a two-way street, where consuls have expectations that differ from ours. We may also have a different motive but all of us are united in a desire to understand such matters as titles (is it better to contact a consul general than a consul?), functions (can a vice consul get me a business lead in his country?), the meaning of the two universal classifications (is an honorary consul as useful as a career consul?), etc.
To establish a network with these foreign officials, we can learn from the real-live scenarios and their solutions in The Foreign Consuls Among Us. The newly-released, expanded edition of this reference is, in fact, sub-headed Local Bridges to Globalism to convey the image of that two-way street on which all civic, business, and educational leaders may best network with these foreign officials.