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The conversation between Brioni and the world’s sharpest thinkers opens a new chapter by revealing Rufus Gifford as the protagonist of the sixth episode of the ‘Legendary Minds’ interview series.
Rufus Gifford served as the United States Ambassador to Denmark from 2013 to 2017. In his capacity as Ambassador, he helped modernize the transatlantic relationship through youth engagement and institution-building, among other bilateral and global issues. He outlined a diplomatic strategy that prioritized non-traditional audiences and people-to-people relationships. As part of a never-before-seen public diplomacy [JB emphasis] strategy, he was the subject of the documentary series I am the Ambassador. In 2017, Gifford was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark for his “meritorious service to the Kingdom of Denmark”.
He is a Federal Club Member of the Human Rights Campaign and a Partner in Cons..
Public diplomacy is a very important tool to resolve the conflicts creating the platform to enable dialog, oppose misunderstandings and achieve consensus. Using media and communication, education, culture or economic ties, the public diplomacy is aimed at creating an environment for compromise. For reference, public diplomacy is considered broadly as “an international actor’s attempt to
via email, May 3, 2019
Today we commemorate World Press Freedom Day, an opportunity to address press freedom challenges, shine a spotlight on journalist safety and honor our fallen journalists. As the head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), and as a journalist myself, I cannot underscore enough the necessity of raising these issues every day.
Earlier this week, we marked the one-year anniversary of the deaths of three Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty journalists. They were senselessly killed on April 30, 2018 in Kabul, Afghanistan, in a bombing that targeted journalists. Through the years, 18 USAGM colleagues in total have paid the ultimate price in pursuit of the truth. I am reminded of this grave reality every day when I pass our Fallen Journalists Memorial at our headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Unfortunately, USAGM continues to witness firsthand how a free and independent media is deteriorating worldwide. We work in countries where government pressure has shuttered operat..
Being familiar to the United Nations system and conference diplomacy is a prerequisite for working effectively in this multilateral environment. Our courses in this topic cover introductions to the UN, its principal organs and their functioning, conference diplomacy, UN Protocol, and many more. Introduction to Conference Diplomacy Face-to-Face Governments and increasingly other actors such as
From Queen Elizabeth II to Playboy magazine, no one could resist Tito’s famous Blue Train that nowadays can be visited in Belgrade, or even rented for a trip laden with history. The coat of arms of the Socialistic Federative Republic of Yugoslavia on the side of the “The Blue Train” carriage. Image by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images