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AGS welcomes Robert Satloff, Executive Director of the Washington Institute for a conversation surrounding U.S. public diplomacy [JB emphasis] in the Middle East, U.S. policy toward democratization and reform in the Middle East and U.S. policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Sponsored by the Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy. For more information, please visit here.
Thursday, March 28 | 5:30 p.m.
Duke University […]
Date: 2018/11/20 Data Source: Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Coordination Council
On November 16, Representative Francis Kuo-Hsin Liang launched the Taiwan Animation Festival at the Arts House. The three-day festival showcased five animated films: Grandma and Her Ghosts, The Elephant Apartment, On Happiness Road, Barkley, and Weather Boy. Close to 400 people attended the film screenings.
In his opening remarks, Representative Liang welcomed Wang Shaudi, Director of Grandma and Her Ghosts, to Singapore. On behalf of the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore, he conveyed the wish that the audience will enjoy these animated films from Taiwan. Director Wang’s visit will help spur exchanges between animators of the two countries.
With this year being the 20th anniversary of the release of Grandma and Her Ghosts, Director Wang shared some personal stories that shaped her life, entertaining the audience with his wit and humor. Although many people had seen the film before, th..
Skip to content Sian MacLeod
UK Ambassador to Serbia
Part of Digital Diplomacy FCDO Outreach UK in Serbia
21st September 2020 Belgrade, Serbia
The Online Diplomat The Online DiplomatI was recently asked to open a conference on communications. Because of the public health situation the conference was held virtually, that is to say, online.
It’s a dangerous thing to be an amateur opening a conference of professionals.
To do so using their own medium was, to use typically British irony, ‘courageous’.
I realised that I was probably in more need of advice from the experts than they were from me. But as the saying goes, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Diplomacy, broadly speaking is about policy, people and places. A diplomat’s life and work is about presenting policy, meeting people and visiting places.
That’s tricky just now.
I wouldn’t go as far as a well-known commentator for Carnegie Europe who said that coronavirus had “brought diplomatic activity to a standstill”.
But there is a qui..
Skip to content Besart Ljachi
Guest blogger for UK in North Macedonia
Part of Chevening Conversations UK in North Macedonia
3rd December 2019 Skopje, North Macedonia
Greening the Macedonian environmental behaviour: Let’s try a proven approach It is that time of the year again. The air gets foggy and our vision blurry, but ironically, this is the time when we can clearly see (and smell) our most critical issue. According to the World Health Organization, around 2,574 deaths annually can be attributed to the air pollution. In addition, the World Bank has calculated a 250 million EUR price tag that this problem brings to our economy, which represents a cost equal to significant 3.2% of the GDP.
In a true reflection of Chevening values, the Macedonian Chevening Alumni Association achieved to bring its expertise and network into play, aiming to address this grave issue. The “Greening Western Balkans’ Environmental Behaviour” conference approached environmental behaviour f..