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Cultural Diplomacy

What We Owe the People of Syria

Irina Bokova | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Irina Bokova

That we need to do more and better is clear. Nobody, including UNESCO, has any lessons to give. All that counts is the desire to work with everyone, focusing on the heritage, refusing to let it be exploited.

Diplomacies, from Public to Pubic

John Brown | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
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John Brown

My own minor, rather frivolous, contribution to the creation of the new diplomatic jargon -- pubic diplomacy -- did not appeal to the wordmasters of the universe. But it does occasionally appears as a typo in some U.S. Embassy internal memoranda.

The Art of Dissidence and Diplomacy

John Feffer | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
John Feffer

The position of the body is the same. The figure is prone on the beach, near the water’s edge. The head is face down in the sand, and the face is ju...

UN Lounge: Where Diplomats and Renegades Rendezvous!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The Delegates' Lounge though served a more useful function than the trivial that this article might initially indicate. It is a common, neutral ground where ambassadors might bump into each other, even if their capitals did not have formal diplomatic relations.

Global Citizenship: Where the Burden of Legacy Ends, Where Our Future Begins

Meicen Sun | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Meicen Sun

We don't have to say we take certain things for granted when we do - we do so by being okay with the status quo when we know change is urgently needed.

H2H Solutions to S2S Problems in the Information Age: A Case for Digital Diplomacy in East Asia

Meicen Sun | Posted 08.12.2015 | World
Meicen Sun

The world we live in is digital, and individual, as it is also political and persistently statist. State actors' control of economic resources, combined with their monopoly in the legitimate use of force, has helped maintain their superiority over non-state actors.

Cuban Overtures: On the Road With the Minnesota Orchestra

Jesse Rosen | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Cultural diplomacy is what the policy wonks call it. On the ground in Havana with the Minnesota Orchestra, Marilyn C. Nelson, the orchestra's vice chair and tour underwriter, calls it love.

Missing the Forest for the Trees: It's Time to Shift Our Focus from Iran's Leaders to Its Youth

Marjan Ehsassi | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Marjan Ehsassi

Regardless of the outcome of the nuclear talks, there exists an opportunity to promote a more durable relationship that is rooted in citizen to citizen engagement, particularly with Iran's burgeoning youth population.

Every Student Needs to Have a Meaningful Cross-Cultural Exchange During Their Education

Chris Plutte | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Chris Plutte

Across every continent, thousands of youth are going online and connecting with each other, and not simply to share the latest viral video or to tweet the latest craze. Thousands of our young people are harnessing technology to take their cross-cultural education into their own hands.

The Diplomat's Pen: Culture, Imagination and Knowledge

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

Italy is a marvelous cultural country. I am not biased when I say it -- there are many reasons to believe it.

Touring New York Arts and Culture

Lane Harwell | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

As these data demonstrate touring need and opportunity along the continuums of organizational budget sizes and lives in dance, some, such as American Dance Abroad, are already developing solutions for New York.

Books as a Trompe-L'oeil: On Fools and What Fools the Eye

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 12.07.2014 | Technology
Cosmin Gheorghe

For many people around the globe books are alive, they are collected, cherished and contemplated periodically with love. They are milestones that punctuate one's emotional and social life.

Breaking Bread for Peace: Conflict Kitchen and Cultural Food Diplomacy

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

Food is one of the oldest forms of exchange, with yet untapped recognition to deliver social conflict transformation.

There Can't Be Peace Until Israelis and Palestinians Start Seeing Each Other as Humans

Lucas Bento | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Lucas Bento

"Track-one" diplomacy is the government-mediated activity seeking cooperation and communication with another nation. "Track-two" diplomacy is typically non-governmental and includes initiatives such as cultural diplomacy.

The Bolshoi in America: Cold War Deja Vu

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

A week is an awfully long time when an international crisis is brewing; it's a good thing that everyone at the Koch Theater speaks "in one language."

Animals and Cultural Diplomacy

Boria Sax | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Boria Sax

Animal symbolism is so deeply embedded in human culture that it is almost impossible to talk about animals without, simultaneously, speaking indirectly about human beings.

US-China Student Summit Creates Tomorrow's Relationships Today

Carola McGiffert | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Carola McGiffert

Imagine what would happen if you brought nearly 400 university-age students together -- half from the US and half from China. It would be the start of something pretty spectacular.

Foggy Bottom Ballet

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

As pundits proclaim relations between Washington and Moscow at a historic low, it's worth remembering that they have, in fact, been lower. And that when they were, the U.S. was having a lovefest with Russian ballet.

Where the Road Ends, the Music Begins

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

Cape May, New Jersey with its historic Victorian architecture may appear to share little with New Orleans, but when the end of the road meets the wate...

#SaveFulbright: America Can't Cut the Fulbright Program

Jonathan Rice | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rice

Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.

Cultural Understanding and Global Thinking in Business

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Filippouli

We need to rethink they way we do business. If we want to succeed, we have to develop a new global mindset that will combine international talent management and development while building on interlinkages between diversity and innovation.

Aloha Diplomacy: Hawaiian Public Diplomacy

Paul Rockower | Posted 03.23.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Rockower

There is an international relations concept called "paradiplomacy." Paradiplomacy is the action of sub-national actors such as states or regions conducting diplomacy and public diplomacy.

How Do You Tell Your Breastfeeding Bridesmaid to Keep Those Boobs Covered at Your Wedding?

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.11.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Yes, you do have rights and you can do whatever you want, regardless of how tasteless and in poor judgment many of us may think your actions are. But when you are a guest in a different culture, you should observe the very basic practices of that culture.

Keepers of the Public Diplomacy Flame: An Appreciation of Embassy Local Staff

Paul Rockower | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Paul Rockower

While diplomats cycle in and out of posts every 2-3 years, it is the local FSN staff that remains over the years. It is truly the local staff that maintains the institutional memory for public and cultural diplomacy programming.

Edible Nation Branding for the Netherlands

Paul Rockower | Posted 09.21.2013 | Taste
Paul Rockower

On a recent excursion to the Netherlands, I was left bubbling with gastrodiplomacy ideas for the Dutch.