• European higher education in the world

    European higher education in the world0

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    Higher education is increasingly international in nature. Erasmus+ recognises this in its strong international dimension, which promotes mobility and cooperation between universities in EU Member States and those outside the EU.
    What is it?
    Higher education is increasingly international in nature. Erasmus+ recognises this in its strong international dimension, which promotes mobility and cooperation between universities in EU Member States and those outside the EU.How is it being done?International cooperation has benefits at home and abroad. In Europe it contributes toEnhancing the overall quality of European education by facilitating peer learning, cooperation and comparison with other education providers worldwide;Boosting innovation and job creation in Europe by attracting internationally mobile students and skilled migrants;Broadening horizons, increasing employability and preparing students to become global citizens;Influencing and engaging new audiences i..

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  • Nigeria at a Crossroads: The Upcoming Elections

    Nigeria at a Crossroads: The Upcoming Elections0

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    Testimony, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs U.S. House of Representatives, Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations …
    [P]reventing electoral violence is one of our three main objectives for our diplomacy and programs. When I was in Nigeria, I asked officials from both major parties to sign pledges that their candidates would conduct peaceful campaigns, and both major candidates have now signed a peace pledge. In assessing potential “hot spots” for violence, we look at places that are historically volatile around elections such as Rivers and Borno states. We look at states that are currently tense, especially if state-level politics are contentious like those in Benue, Plateau, as well as those in high-stakes locations with large populations such as Kano. We regularly engage with civil society organizations working in these “hotspots” and support their peacebuilding e..

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  • “They’re not our arts, they’re your arts” Dutchculture  Centre for International Cooperation

    “They’re not our arts, they’re your arts” Dutchculture Centre for International Cooperation0

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    Europe Day 2018: Andrew Murray, expert in cultural relations and diplomacy, feels that the Brexit is only one of many issues facing the EU’s cultural climate.By Bambi Bogert
    During Europe Day 2018, Programme Brexit sparked a heated debate. What other issues are we facing around Brexit? Andrew Murray, key note speaker at Europe Day, answers questions.
    Do you think Brexit will impact the cultural sector?
    Well, in all honesty it’s a bit beyond Brexit. It’s clear that Brexit, the rise of national populism and Trump will all affect European cultural diplomacy and cultural relations. The ironic fact is that a great deal of the new European approach to cultural diplomacy has come from the UK – via the British Council. And now the UK is set to leave, just as we’re about to implement this.What exactly is this new European Approach?
    Instead of traditional cultural diplomacy, it’s based on what is called a ‘cultural relations approach’. This is much more about listening and under..

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  • Artykuł prof. Beaty Ociepki w “Place Branding and Public Diplomacy”

    Artykuł prof. Beaty Ociepki w “Place Branding and Public Diplomacy”0

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    Ukazał się nowy artykuł prof. Beaty Ociepki pt. “(Un)successful years: EU countries' cultural diplomacy with Russian Federation” w piśmie “Place Branding and Public Diplomacy” [JB emphasis]. Wersja online first jest dostępna na: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41254-018-00113-3

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  • [INTERVIEW] Public diplomacy critical for multicultural Korea

    [INTERVIEW] Public diplomacy critical for multicultural Korea0

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    Korea Foundation President Lee Si-hyung speaks during a recent interview with The Korea Times at his office in Seoul. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
    KF helps raise public awareness toward government's diplomatic policies
    By Yi Whan-woo
    The latest hazing death of a biracial teenager in Incheon and anti-immigration protests against asylum seekers from Yemen show the challenges Korea faces as it becomes a multicultural society.
    To tackle such challenges, the Korea Foundation (KF), a nonprofit organization that has been promoting public diplomacy [JB emphasis] under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is stepping up efforts to help people develop a global mindset, according to KF President Lee Si-hyung.
    He deemed two projects — a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with district offices in Busan and the first “Public Diplomacy Week” — were especially helpful to achieve the goal.
    The MOU was signed by ASEAN Culture House, an institution in Busan aimed at nurturing cult..

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  • [Public Diplomacy Council report]

    [Public Diplomacy Council report]0

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    report on Dec. forum w Jody Olsen, events of interest this week
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    to Adam, Hunter, bcc: John.H30Dear Colleagues,
    If you missed this month’s First Monday forum with Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen, you can see Alan Heil’s article on her remarks at https://www.publicdiplomacycouncil.org/2018/12/13/a-peace-corps-portrait-in-a-season-of-peace/
    Our next First Monday lunch forum on Jan. 7 will feature Emerson Brooking and Peter Singer, authors of Like War: The Weaponization of Social Media. As usual, we will convene at George Washington University’s Elliott School, in the Lindner Commons, Rom 602. And as always we ask that you RSVP to FirstMondayForum.RSVP@GMail.com so we have an accurate count for catering. More about Brooking, Singer and their book at https://www.likewarbook.com/
    Change of date for the next Council meeting: The next meeting of the Council membership will be on Monday morning, February 11th, instead of Monday, F..

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