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From the 1990s onwards, many scholars concentrated on media diplomacy and then on the possibilities offered by the spread of internet. However, these technologies evolve every day and their study needs a constant update. The processes are ongoing, considering the importance of the citizen-to-citizen policy and the changes on leverage, influence, and popularity related toRead more
England’s Queen Elizabeth II made royal history Saturday, sending the first Twitter message ever posted, personally, by a British monarch — and almost as soon as she posted the message, the 88-year-old ceremonial ruler of the 16-nation Commonwealth of Nations was slammed by cyber-bullies. Many other messages in response to the Queen’s first tweet wereRead more
Treasures of New York: Institute of International Education
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The Institute of International Education (IIE), a non-profit based out of New York City, has made a global impact by changing the lives of thousands of students, rescuing hundreds of imperiled scholars, and setting the course for a brighter future. In celebration of its centennial, Treasures of New York: Institute of International Education will trace the history of this distinguished organization, shedding light on its major accomplishments over the past hundred years to promote international education and empower the global exchange of ideas. From managing some of the world’s most prestigious scholarships, to its programs that support scholars in crisis, viewers will get an in-depth look at the work of this organization, and learn ..
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Image from article, with caption: Honduran migrants at the border with Mexico in mid January. Many will continue north to the US border.Excerpt:
“[M]igration diplomacy” … [is] a form of statecraft surrounding the mobility of people across borders that our research shows is becoming increasingly significant in world politics. …Governments can use migration policy as a bargaining tool and as a way to pursue other goals, such as enhancing their security, achieving economic interests, or boosting their soft power via cultural or public diplomacy [JB emphasis]. … As international migration continues to rise on the global political agenda, countries’ interests in either promoting or deterring the movement of people significantly affects the dynamics of their diplomatic relationships. Migration diplomacy is set to become an increasingly significant area of foreign policy and statecraft.