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Nation Branding

A New Party for the Global Era

Indra Adnan | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Indra Adnan

How can those of us who feel like global citizens already -- which is not everyone, granted -- begin to act like global citizens?

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.

Metaphors Made Real: On the Power of National Symbols

Jake Townsend | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Jake Townsend

If ever there was a question regarding the power and importance of national symbols, the recent acceptance of Palestine into UNESCO may put them to rest.

Country: Know Thyself

Jake Townsend | Posted 10.16.2011 | World
Jake Townsend

National identity provides foundational strength for a country, for it defines that unique metaphoric construct for collective belief in the nation not only as a physical place, but as a collectively held idea.

Indian Gastrodiplomacy to Help Feed Perceptions of an Emergent India

Paul Rockower | Posted 06.12.2011 | World
Paul Rockower

Indian cuisine has always been an informal part of Indian public and cultural diplomacy; what is required today is a more focused use of gastrodiplomacy in its public diplomacy efforts.

Looking for God at the Shanghai Expo: Religion, Nation Branding and the Soft Power Showdown in China

Nick Cull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nick Cull

Although pavilions are expected to respond to the grand theme, a national pavilion at an Expo has traditionally been a microcosm of the society it represents.

America, You're #1

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Snow

In the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index, the U.S. moved from last year's 7 spot to number 1, and we have the persuader-in-chief in the White House to thank.