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Digital training at the FCO has reached toddler-hood. Claire Collins blogged in November about its one year birthday and now, just like a toddler, it’s good at attracting attention and charming all who meet it! Toddler shoes at the ready FCO staff who’ve taken up the Digital Transformation Unit (DTU) global training offer have beenRead more
Hear panelists talk about careers and opportunities in public diplomacy [JB emphasis] and global communication.
Featured speaker Susan Crystal, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Professional and Cultural Exchanges at the U.S. State Dept., is joined by other experienced PD professionals:– Roger-Mark De Souza of Sister Cities International– Monica Enqvist, Head of Public Diplomacy, Press and Culture, Embassy of Sweden– Holger Manicke, Embassy of Germa [n]yClick here to register for the event.
Rina Bassist, al-monitor.com
Image from article, with caption: French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the 34th annual dinner of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France, Feb. 20, 2019.
French President Emmanuel Macron is the direct type. As such, his address at the annual dinner for the French Jewish umbrella organization on Feb. 20 offered a clear and direct vision of his government’s battle against the recent rise in anti-Semitic attacks. But Macron went further, rejecting any attempts to negate Israel’s right to exist. He argued, “Anti-Zionism is one of the modern forms of anti-Semitism. Behind the negation of Israel's existence, what is hiding is the hatred of Jews,” His words pleased not only the Jewish French leaders who came to listen to their president, but also Israeli ambassador Aliza Bin Noun, who had been invited for the occasion.Some French politicians went even further. Interviewed on Tuesday, par..
This undated screen capture of an Islamic State propaganda video sees a masked jihadi standing before a computer generated map of IS territorial control. (Source: Counter Jihad Report) The Islamic State’s “A Message to America,” showing American journalist James Foley’s final moments, is vile and horrifying. Significantly, unlike the early propaganda of Al Qaeda, thisRead more
hsgac.senate.gov; on the current controversy re Confucius Institutes, see also (1) (2)
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Statement of General Mitchell “Mick” Zais [JB – see] Deputy Secretary U.S. Deparment of Education (ED) Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
Chairman Portman, Ranking Member Carper, and other distinguished Members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today. As a retired Army Brigadier General, whose national security background includes a tour of duty as the Pentagon’s Chief of War Plans, I fully understand the importance of ensuring that our institutions of higher education maintain their academic independence free from foreign malign influence. Concerns about foreign malign influence over, or access to, our nation’s colleges and universities have surfaced from time-to-time over the years in various parts of the Federal government. In response to those and other concerns, ove..