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Balance of Culture

"Comfort Women" Statue Memorializes Local and Global Human Rights Issues

Linda Constant | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Linda Constant

The more we opt to invest in a transparent discourse about subjects that may make us feel uncomfortable, the less likely that underreported crimes against humanity will be swept under the social and legal rugs of history.

K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

Linda Constant | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Linda Constant

Governmental cultural diplomacy can sometimes come off as forced or out-of-touch, but K-pop is an authentic reflection and spectacle of youth culture that is impressively close to the pulse of the "global cool."

Balance This Culture: President Hu in U.S. on Wednesday

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Linda Constant

President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize a couple of years ago was confusing and awkward. This week, when Chinese President Hu Jintao visits the White House, he could conceivably "prove" his worthiness.