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Academic Diplomacy, an Evolving Discipline

Balasubramanyam Chandramohan, University of London, Dr. Dan Rycroft, University of East Anglia, image (not from article) from Academic diplomacy is an area under higher education activity that has real potential in today’s world. It has two key facets: practice and policy, and theory. Academic diplomacy as a practice, as a set of activities between individuals and between states, has existed for several centuries, though has rarely been termed as such [.]When scholars travelled long distances in search of knowledge and understanding, whether of the physical or the metaphysical world, they connected with people and spread ideas. Their diplomacy, so to speak, was purely academic. Ancient centers such as Kancheepuram or Nalanda in India and their modern-day equivalents all help to facilitate such exchanges. Circulation of knowledge displays academic diplomacy in action at an individual level which is, nowadays, termed as knowledge diplomacy or public diplomacy [JB emph..

The Balkan White House: Slovenia (Melania) vs. Croatia (Mira) [with a mention of...

image from Friendship pins Slovenia-Croatia From the New York Times: "Melania Trump Says an Aide [Ms. Mira Ricardel] ‘No Longer Deserves the Honor of Serving in This White House’" [see also.] A fixture in Republican foreign policy circles, Ms. [Mira Radielovic] Ricardel has honed a reputation as a hawk on policy and as a hard-edge bureaucratic infighter. During the early 1990s, she advised Senator Bob Dole on the Balkans, drawing on her own Croatian background, and later worked for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld in President George W. Bush’s administration.From Wikipedia: "Born Mira P. Radielovic, she is of Croatian descent. Her father came from Breza, Bosnia and Herzegovina and left Yugoslavia in 1954 and arriving in the United States in 1956. Mira grew up in Pasadena, California, and at home spoke the Croatian language. Her family followed the Croatian Catholic Church and worshipped in Arcadia, California."***From the New York Times: "In First Lady’s Hometown in Slovenia, the B..

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