Public Diplomacy Award for Croatia
The Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Award presented by the Diplomatic Council together with Diplomat Magazine was accepted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, Dr. med. Gordan Grlić Radman, visibly moved. Dr Mayelinne de Lara, publisher of the 1.5 million readers worldwide leading diplomatic magazine, presented him with the prize sculpture. At the same time, the Croatian ambassador was solemnly accepted as an honorary member of the Diplomatic Council. …
Alan Heil, publicdiplomacycouncil.org, January 26, 2019
It was October 15. 2015. The Broadcasting Board of Governors, recently renamed the U.S. Agency for Global Media, heard some sound advice about the power of the five taxpayer-funded multimedia networks it leads.
“To state the obvious,” guest speaker Adam Clayton Powell III told the Board, “not everything is true, some things are provably false. Not everything is equivalent; some things are repulsive to humanity.”
Damas de Blanco protest in Havana, Cuba, March 20, 2016, holidng a sign that reads “We all march for the freedom of political prisoners in Cuba,” (V. Macchi/VOA).“Today,” he continued, “the choice can be very clear. Seizing neighboring countries by force is not just another country’s ideology. Jailing political opponents in Havana or Caracas is not just an alternative lifestyle.“Mass enslavement of women and girls by ISIS is not just another way of exercising power. Mass kidnapping of African boys and forcing them to becom..
Mariami Khatiashvili, The CPD Blog, May 2, 2019
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Jazz, as a cultural phenomenon, can comprehensively illustrate U.S. culture and society. As a component of U.S. public diplomacy [JB emphasis], it can reasonably tell an American story to foreign audiences. Since 1956, after the U.S. State Department created the Jazz Ambassadors program, jazz diplomacy not only defined the success of U.S. public diplomacy in the Cold War, but became one of the universal symbols of the United States in the country of Georgia, a Soviet Republic at that time. Until 1978, before the U.S. State Department directed this jazzy instrument of public diplomacy, Georgians experienced the American value of freedom through jazz rhythms.Soviet socialist realism forbade everything Western, especially American, including freedom of pro-Western thinking, and freedom of experiencing U.S. values. Soviet ideology regarded American jazz as “corrupt” and “dissident.” In this case, only high-level..
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UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament
11th March 2020 Geneva, Switzerland
Blog: Understanding the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Working on nuclear issues is hard – not only understanding the science behind it, but also its complicated politics and history. To help me do nuclear diplomacy better, I wanted to improve my awareness of how the nuclear fuel cycle works. That is why earlier this year I visited five nuclear sites – three in the UK and two in France.
My visit to the UK nuclear sites was organised by the Ministry of Defence and the National Nuclear Laboratory. Over the three days, we visited Capenhurst, a uranium enrichment site; Springfields, where uranium is converted into fuel for use in reactors; and Sellafield, where spent nuclear fuel is reprocessed. The sites at Capenhurst and Sellafield produced the UK’s fissile materials for its nuclear weapons, prior to the moratorium on new production in 1995.
The visits helped me t..
Global changes are challenging the way we mobilize for change. It’s not time to exit, but it is maybe last moment to change the way we play together. Young people can be powerful agents of change and contribute with transformative solutions. Last year at the Peace and Sport Forum I met Shirin. She has itRead more