Better known for high tempers than high fashion, Washington, D.C., has seen catwalks pop up in the unlikeliest of places recently: embassies, historic buildings and even the State Department.That’s because people in the diplomatic community are realizing — and relishing — fashion’s role in diplomacy. Much as food, art and sports can say a lot about a nation’s culture, fashion does, too.“There’s tremendous power in what we wear,” said Jan Du Plain, president and chief executive officer of Du Plain Global Enterprises, an international public relations and events company that helped launch Cultural Tourism DC’s Passport DC program. “If one of our high-level women or men wears something that is inappropriate or can be seen as questionable, fashion speaks. When we wear something, it can have such a strong impact on people because we are watching, particularly those that are high up in government.”Du Plain recently worked with Indira ..
It’s a term used more widely than ever in the 21st century, as a leading scholar of the concept, the University of Southern California’s Professor Nicholas J. Cull explains: “Public diplomacy deals with the influence of public attitudes on the formation and execution of a nation’s foreign policies.”Dr. Cull adds that PD encompasses dimensions of international relations beyond traditional diplomacy, including:The formation of public opinion in other countriesThe interaction of private groups in one country with those of anotherThe reporting of foreign affairs and its impact on policyCommunication between those whose job it is in various countries, including diplomats and foreign correspondents.These themes reflect a wide range of intercultural communications, public and private, via cultural and educational exchanges with international visitors and US-funded global broadcasting.W..
Breaking: new chief of slangy internet site doesn’t want it to sound quite so much like a slangy internet site. Incoming Gawker editor Max Read has issued a stern memo to his writers warning them against using such webspeak as “derp”, “lulz”, ftw (“for the win”), and “amazeballs”. Why? Because, as Read puts it: “We want to sound like regular adult human beings,READ MORE
Projekat, pod nazivom “ZunZuneo” (žargonski izraz za cvrkut kolibrija), koji je trajao više od dve godine, imao je za svrhu da spreči kubanske vlasti da uspostave snažnu kontrolu nad Internetom i izazove socijalne nemire među stanovništvom. Prema planu, mreža je najpre trebalo da privuče mlade kubance, nudeći vesti iz sveta sporta i razonode, kojeREAD MORE
Autor: Mariama Dialo Bela kuća je saopštila da je društvena mreža koju je američka vlada stvorila na Kubi bila razvojni program, a ne tajna operacija. Agencija Asošijtejd Pres prethodno je objavila da je mreža slična Tviteru, čiji je sponzor bila Američka agencija za medjunarodni razvoj – USAID – formirana da podrije komunističku vladu Kube, pružanjemREAD MORE
Twitter is rolling out “pinned tweets” to a select group of high-profile users for free. The feature allows a limited number of politicians, musicians, and other celebrities to pin a tweet to the top of their stream. Paying customers will also have access to this feature. A “pinned tweet” will not be constrained to timeREAD MORE
Daniel Birdsall, February 26, 2019, sites.tufts.edu/fletcheradmissions; see also
If you’ve poked around our website enough, or otherwise have more than a passing familiarity with Fletcher, you’ve likely come across the term “public diplomacy” [JB emphasis] at some point. While it mostly makes intuitive sense to me, I’ve rarely stopped to think specifically what we’re talking about when we refer to public diplomacy. An interesting piece of web content recently trickled down to me by way of one of Fletcher’s longest-tenured faculty members, as well as our Dean of Admissions, which I thought worth sharing. At the risk of becoming an irksome content regurgitator, I’d encourage readers to check out this recent post by former diplomat and current blogger John Brown. Brown highlights the work of Edmund Gullion, a former NATO SACEUR and Dean of The Fletcher School in the 60s and 70s (a general career path shared by our previous Dean, Admiral James Stavridis). Searching for a descriptor for the..
John Jojin, koreatimes.co.kr
For an explanation of the above photo illustrating quote ancient Indian-Korean ties, see the below statement: “The visit of the Korean first lady last year on the occasion of Deepotsva celebrations in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, appealed to a large number of Indians, who are otherwise not familiar with either Korea or India-Korea relations. Her visit popularized the Korean myth of a nuptial connection between a Korean king and an Indian princess dating back two millennia, which was hitherto not well known in India. For more details on this relationship, see (where this image appears)
The recently concluded visit of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Seoul on Feb. 21 and 22, was the latest in a row of many high-profile exchanges between India and Korea. President Moon Jae-in visited Delhi in July 2018, followed by first lady Kim Jung-sook in November. Korean defense and foreign ministers also travelled to India in September and December 2018 r..