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NewsGuard is a web browser extension app which has recently become a default extension in Microsoft’s mobile edge browser. Advised by individuals such as Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security for the George W. Bush administration; Richard Stengel, the former editor of Time magazine and Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] for the Obama administration; and Don Baer, the chairman of Burson, Cohn & Wolfe and former White House Communications Director for the Clinton administration; Newsguard aims to apply rankings of “trustworthiness” to individual news websites in an attempt to fight “fake news.”
Libi b’mizrach aval ani b’sof ma’arav. My heart is in the East, but I am at the edge of West. Read more
That line, written hundreds of years ago, is a common sentiment among Israeli Americans like me. Though we physically live in the United States, our hearts, minds and souls are always in Israel. I’ve heard many friends liken that saying to a sense of lost identity, but for me, it’s exactly the opposite. Being an Israeli American and a Jewish American, I feel like I’m part of this amazing global Jewish community, from Berkeley to Jerusalem, connecting me with a network of Jewish thinkers, builders and doers.
And thanks to a Masa Israel Journey program, I’m growing that network by living and working in Israel this year as part of their Israel Government Fellows Program.
Returning to Israel felt like bringing my family’s history full circle. My parents came to Israel in 1991, fleeing persecution in the for..
Last June, USC’s Center on Public Diplomacy did a piece on Islamophobia & U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Trump Era. In another post on re-thinking social engagement, CPD writes that “in the age of Trump though, global organizations, especially those with American origins, must do all they can now to shore up their reputational capital and strengthen Read more
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November 28, 2018
Distler Hall, Granoff Music Center
Music, Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis], and Beethoven for the Rohingya
Join us and George Mathew, conductor, humanitarian and founder of Music for Life International, for an exploration of identity and transformative social action through music, for healing in our troubled times.