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Image (not from entry) from, under the headline, “U.S. Embassy Slams Door on Student Workers,” The Moscow Times, Jan 29, 2019
January 29, 2019Closing Date:
July 15, 2019Award Ceiling:
$75,000Funding Instrument Type:
U.S. Embassy Moscow Public Affairs Section FY 2019 Annual Program Statement (APS) Large GrantsView original postingDescriptionThe U.S. Embassy Moscow Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available through its Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Grants Program. This Annual Program Statement outlines our funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedure for submitting requests for funding. Applications for programs are accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline (July 15, 2019). This deadline is necessary to provide sufficient time to process and award programs before the end of our fiscal year on September 30, 2019. Purpose of La..
Joshua Arnold, juicyecumenism.com, January 30
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Islam has become a common tool of foreign policy, said Peter Mandaville and Shadi Hamid in an event hosted last week by the Brookings Institution. This reality presents new challenges to U.S. foreign policy efforts to promote democracy and religious liberty in areas of world where Islam is the dominant religion. Their full discussion with other panelists can be found here.Mandaville and Hamid recently co-authored a report titled, “Islam as Statecraft: How Governments Use Religion in Foreign Policy.” Back in September, Hamid argued that Western governments need to do a better job understanding Islamic culture in an interview with Providence: A Journal of Christianity and Foreign Policy.At the recent Brookings event, they said that governments in Muslim-majority countries have been forced to engage in religious dialogue as a matter of survival. Religion used to be less important to governments in Islamic count..
The Conversation AU
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[W]hile Mandarin speakers in Australia access a variety of online outlets, newer Chinese-language news websites are a primary source of information – particularly when accessed via WeChat, the Chinese social media app.
These data can help inform debates about whether and how Chinese government influence may operate in Australia via the media.
They could also be useful to those who want to encourage greater civic participation within our Mandarin-speaking migrant communities. This would help the Australian government better achieve its goal of public diplomacy [JB emphasis] via digital channels. …
Nirupama Menon Rao leads a Western classical concert
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Throughout their four-decade-long diplomatic career, former Foreign Secretary Nirupama Menon Rao has strived to bring people closer to each other. Post-retirement, the former diplomat has chosen to take forward her mission by engaging in public diplomacy [JB emphasis] through music.
Ms. Rao, who co-founded the South Asian Symphony Foundation (SASF), has been pursuing her passion for music and has already released an album. She was the cynosure of all eyes as she led a Western classical concert ‘Gitanjali: An offering of song’ in the city on Saturday. She was joined by Sri Lankan musicians Soundarie David Rodrigo and Neranjan de Silva on the piano and keyboard. The programme was organised by Trivandrum Centre for Performing Arts in collaboration with SASF. Shashi Tharoor, MP, was the guest of honour. Speaking in conversation with former diplomat T.P. Sreenivasan, Ms. Rao said her endeavour was to ..
@marcoRecorder Twiplomacy already does an incredible job in assessing the presence of world leaders on Twitter. What I want to show you today is a brief overview of how European Heads of Government perform on Twitter in terms of followers, Klout score and in terms of fake followers. Just to be clear, I refer toRead more