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Speech by Simon BraultCercle France-Amériques, Paris
October 16, 2018
Canada: Diverse and equal voices
In both the Americas and France, much has been written and said about the ways governments can use cultural diplomacy as a tool of foreign policy. Governments might, for example, share scientific, academic, literary and artistic research, ideas and creations, and exchange comparative perspectives on a variety of topics within the cultural field. They pursue these kinds of activities in a bid to have a positive influence, initiate a dialogue with the potential to move beyond the realm of ideas and culture, and to maintain ties that could soften economic or political disagreements, if not military conflicts.
Of course, countries—and especially governments—vary in their approach. These differences are marked by the size of their budgets, the specific tools they implement, their public diplomacy [JB emphasis] directives and, incre..
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TIME 24.4.2019 at 12.15 – 13.45 PLACE Lecture hall EDU 3, Educarium, Assistentinkatu 5, 20500, Turku
While the policy discourses of internationalisation of higher education at systematic level are relatively recent, there is nothing new about its practices. Attempts to share and exchange knowledge across cultural and national borders go back to the very origins of attempts to organise higher learning in formal settings. In this talk, I will discuss the ways in which ‘neoliberal rationality’ (Brown 2015) has now colonised both the discourses and practices of internationalisation of higher education. The current approach to internationalisation is dominated by the considerations of trade and revenue generation, and now defines the value of international experiences and exchange in consumerist terms. My analysis will be based on the illustrative case of Australian higher education, where the shift from ‘colonial’, ‘developmentalist’ and ‘public diplomacy’..
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The closing date for the submission of applications is 1st February 2019 at 18.00 (CET). Late applications will not be accepted.
The European External Action Service (EEAS) supports the work of the High Representative in her tasks of conducting the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in her capacity as Vice President of the Commission with regard to her responsibilities within the Commission in the external relations field including the coordination of other aspects of the EU’s external action. The EEAS works in close cooperation with Member States, the Council and relevant services of the European Commission.
The EU Hybrid Fusion Cell was established in 2016 as an initiative of the Joint Communication on Countering Hybrid threats. It is incorporated into the analysis division of EU INTCEN, which, along with the EU Military Staff Intelligence Directorat..
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Katarzyna Rybka-Iwańska Head, Political and Economic Section, Embassy of Poland in Israel There are diplomatic activities that require openmindedness more than anything else. Yesterday, together with fellow diplomats from several EU countries, I took part in a special tour to the Naqab (Negev) during which we had a chance to visit a Bedouin unrecognized village and a recognized township where we discussed various ideas concerning Bedouin l women empowerment and engagement into local businesses, activism and politics. The Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality and Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, funded by the European Union, organized the tour. Read more
Lusine Vasilyan “Radiolur” On September 6, 2008 an unprecedented event took place in the history of Armenia and Turkey – Turkish President Abdullah Gul arrived in Armenia. This very visit was a startup point for the “football diplomacy” process. Six years have passed and the Armenian-Turkish relations are at quite another point now and Read more