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..
Nike Popoola and Samson Folarin, punchng.com, December 28
Ikupolati image fromExcerpt:
Your darling newspaper, PUNCH, won the Editor of the Year award and four others at the 26th edition of the Nigerian Media Merit Awards, which took place at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos on Thursday night. …
The guest speaker, Prof. Mike Ikupolati, who spoke on leadership, said, “A leader is not measured by what he does to himself, but what he does to others.”
Ikupolati, who is the president and chairman of the Governing Council, Chartered Institute of Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] and Management of Nigeria, stressed that a leader must be selfless and able to manage crisis. …
Malik Siraj Akbar, atimes.com, December 8; below images& data from Wikipedia
بلوچستانProvinceTop left to right: Quaid-e-Azam Residency, Makran Coastal Highway, Hingol National Park, Hanna Lake and Khuzdar
Location of BalochistanCoordinates: 27.7°N 65.7°ECountry PakistanEstablished14 August 1947Provincial CapitalQuettaLargest cityQuettaSubdivisionsList[hide]Districts: 32Union Councils: 86Government
• TypeProvince • BodyProvincial Assembly • GovernorAmanullah Khan Yasinzai • Chief MinisterJam Kamal Khan • Chief SecretaryAkhtar Nazir • Inspector GeneralMohsin Hassan Butt • LegislatureUnicameral (65 seats)Area
• Total347,190 km2(134,050 sq mi)Population
(2017) • Total12,344,408 • Density36/km2 (92/sq mi)Demonym(s)BalochTime zoneUTC+5 (PKT)ISO 3166 codePK-BAHDI (2017)0.474
lowProvincial Assembly seats65Websitewww.balochistan.gov.pk
On Tuesday, news broke that Aslam Baloch, the mastermind of the recent attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan,..