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Ambassador to Ireland, Dublin
Part of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
3rd July 2020 Dublin, Ireland
Guest blog on UK-Ireland connections from Catherine Page, a deputy to Ambassador Robin BarnettBy endurance we conquer – what Shackleton can teach us todayWe have all had to find sources of inspiration to help us in the last few months. Mine came on one of many local lockdown walks in Dublin, when I passed a house with a plaque to “the Antarctic Explorer and Leader of Men”, Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose childhood home it had been. I have been inspired by Shackleton for a long time, since I was 17 and went on an expedition which re-traced his journey to the Antarctic island of South Georgia. But it felt particularly appropriate to find him again now – to be reminded of his story of grit and determination at a time when we have all been searching for these too, and to recall his family motto: “by endurance we conquer”.
Because if I had to sum up 2020 so far in one word ..
Zivadin Jovanovic In an interview with the Voice of Russia Zivadin Jovanovic, the former and last Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Chairman of the Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals stated that global interventionism is propped up by United States using NATO as a tool to pass the burdenRead more
Tači više pominjao Srbiju nego Vučić Kosovo * Vučić je imao više tvitova samo u vezi sa migrantima * Tačijev odnos sa SAD mnogo je prisniji nego Vučićev sa Nemačkom * Tačijevi tvitovi uglavnom na engleskom, a Vučićevi na srpskom jeziku – Pre i posle bečkog samita o Zapadnom Balkanu, održanom 27. avgusta, predsednik VladeRead more
hsgac.senate.gov; on the controversy re the Confucius Institutes, see also (1)
Testimony of Jennifer Zimdahl Galt [JB – see] Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations February 28, 2019
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Chairman Portman, Ranking Member Carper, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss China’s interference with U.S. educational activities. I would also like to thank my colleagues who join me here today. My testimony will focus on the State Department’s responsibility to regulate and monitor the participation of Chinese nationals in the Exchange Visitor Program, which is the Department’s international exchange program that makes it possible each year for over 300,000 exchange visitors from nearly 200 countries and territories to travel to the United States to participate in educational and cultural exchanges.
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By Melody Patry / 16 June, 2014 This is the third in a series of articles based on the Index report: Brazil: A new global internet referee? Key debates are under way at international level on internet governance, with crucial decisions up for grabs that could determine whether the internet remains a broadly free and open space,Read more