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Cultural Relations

The Fine Line Between Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Diffusion

Rachel Eckhardt | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Rachel Eckhardt

Determining when the line between cultural diffusion and cultural appropriation has been crossed presents several challenges, starting with the difficulty of ascertaining the difference between the two.

Think Tank Creates $1 Million Philosophy Prize Because 'Ideas Matter'

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact

The Berggruen Institute, an independent think tank based in Santa Monica, California, announced a $1 million prize for achievements in philosophy. The...

The Russian Muses Are Heard (and Seen)

Shai Baitel | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
Shai Baitel

Arts and culture are a link, sometimes even a lifeline, between countries, as they remind us of our humanity and instill respect of other cultures. And, all things considered, they do. Russian audiences experience American orchestras and Americans experience Russian ballet. But not all is well, however, at least temporarily.

Wealth, Prosperity and Longevity (Part II)

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

This acceptance of hierarchy leads to higher status differences, formal social relations and greater power concentrations among fewer people. It also means people who reside in lower rungs of the social order may have fewer perceived choices and rarely question authority.

Wealth, Prosperity and Longevity (Part I)

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Understanding how to work in different cultures, while not giving up your own belief system, will separate the mountain climbers who make it to the summit from those that are stuck at base camp -- and from those who plunge to their demise.

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."

America as a Shopping Mall? U.S. Cultural Diplomacy in the Age of Obama

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

During the first year of the Obama administration, expectations that cultural diplomacy would become a governmental priority were not met, despite the fact that the President made "cultural" references in his speeches overseas.