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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..
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We often view political leaders as ambassadors on the world stage. Even when they are not conducting official diplomatic business, there is recognition that their actions and words represent the values, customs and ethos of our country. But to what extent do the images of political leaders spill over into the image of an entire country? In USC Annenberg's International Journal of Communication, CPD Research Fellow Diana Ingenhoff and Susanne Klein, both of Fribourg University in Switzerland, examine specifically how perceptions of leaders' competence, charisma, integrity and gender influence national image.By using an experimental design that considered multiple reputation dimensions, the authors found that the image of a political leader does, in fact, impact that of their home country. Notably, Ingenhoff and Klein conclude that integrity was the most influential factor on national image, where positive perceptions of a lea..
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The Danish Embassy in DC and the Consulate General in New York are currently working on a large-scale Danish-American cultural initiative that aims to strengthen the cultural and artistic ties between Denmark and the US.
Six American cities have been chosen, where Danish and American partners work together to develop cultural projects:AustinHoustonSeattleLos AngelesChicagoDetroitThe initiative spans a wide range of activities and partners: Museum exhibitions, artist residencies, curatorial exchanges, musical festivals, ballet performances, music export etc.The overall aim with the initiative is to develop partnerships and networks between artists, cultural institutions and organizations, city to city partnerships, collaboration between festivals and arts scenes, interaction with creative businesses and educational milieus. The initiative also works to contribute to conversations on continued development of our societies and urban spaces towards susta..
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Yunus Emre Institute is organizing a cultural diplomacy training program to be held in Istanbul in March
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ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's Yunus Emre Institute will host a cultural diplomacy training program to be held in Istanbul in March.
The program, which has been organized by the institute in Istanbul since 2016, was the first training program on cultural diplomacy in Turkey in terms of its scope and broad participation.
The purpose of the program is to improve Turkey’s cultural diplomacy potential.
Participants of the program will examine Turkey’s cultural diplomacy practice and evaluate the reflection of Turkey’s intellectual background on the cultural diplomacy.
Field specialists leading Turkey’s cultural diplomacy practices, academicians, diplomats, bureaucrats, journalists, scientists, sportsmen as well as foreign representatives will take part in the program as trainers.
The participants wi..