Jae-Yong Ryu, us.acrofan.com
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On 18 February, the Soorim Arts Center in Seoul hosted a festive opening ceremony for an exhibition devoted to Latvian architecture, Latvia. Architecture at Convergence.
This is the first exhibition on Latvian architecture in the Republic of Korea; it has been organised to mark Latvia’s Centenary and introduce viewers to outstanding achievements of the country in architecture, thereby raising the profile of Latvia in the respective sector in Korea. The exhibition will be on display until 24 March.
Ten modules of the exhibition with 40 large scale photographs and annotations reflect the diversity of Latvia’s architecture rich in wooden built heritage, mediaeval buildings included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, Art Nouveau masterpieces – all of which have left their permanent imprint on the development of European culture.
The photographs have been complemented with panels featuring a graphic presentation of all those histor..
Executive Calendar Prepared Under the Direction of Julie E. Adams, Secretary of the Senate By Jennifer A. Gorham, Executive Clerk One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, May 6, 2019, senate.gov
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UNITED STATES ADVISORY COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
[JB emphasis] Charles L. Glazer, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy [JB: see] for a term expiring July 1, 2020, vice Lyndon L. Olson, Jr., term expired.
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Charles Louis Glazer (born 1943) is a United States diplomat. He was sworn in as United States Ambassador to El Salvador on January 16, 2007. Mr. Glazer tendered his resignation, effective Tuesday, January 20, 2009, following an order by the incoming Obama administration requiring the departure of politically appointed ambassadors.Prior to his ambassadorial appointment, Charles L. Glazer was President and Chief Executive Officer of C. L. Glazer & Company, Inc., an institutional brok..
[JB note: Hard to tell from original article who's the author of this piece: Denis Bedoya or Senem Cevik], infosurhoy.com
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Whether or not the senate awakening was motivated to defy President Trump and to rebuke Trump administration for its ties with the KSA, this time the pressure on Saudi Arabia is for real
CALIFORNIAFor the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), public diplomacy [JB emphasis] has always been at the forefront of its foreign affairs. The Wahhabi and Salafi clergy in the KSA have been spreading their interpretation of Islam for decades through a campaign throughout predominantly Muslim nations. Saudi soft power is connected to the Saudi interpretation of Islam and efforts to export the Wahhabi ideology across the globe. As a result, the KSA’s religious diplomacy pits itself against all other interpretations of Islam and other efforts to export religio..
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Image from article: Tanzanian President John Magufuli, whose country's journalist are set to participate in the programme. Photo: Tanzanian Media
Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Tanzanian journalists are set to take part in a 10-month programme organised by the China Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Association (CPDA), Daily News reported.This educational programme is expected to equip journalists with information that would enable them to deliver objective messages, promote peace and friendship and facilitate win-win cooperation.This programme which was launched recently, is set to take place in Beijing under the host China International Press Communication Centre (CIPCC). It is an initiative of the China Africa Press Centre (CAPC) and China Asia Pacific Press Centre (CAPPC).CPDA Vice President, Hu Zhengyue, noted that China and African countries are both developing countries and have always been partners that help each other.“We are a natural community of ..