Note: A version of this post originally appeared on the USC Centre on Public Diplomacy’s Blog From a diplomatic perspective, Palestine represents a puzzling case study. On the one hand, Palestine has been recognized as an independent state by the UN General Assembly. On the other hand, it is not a full member state of
Rinzin Dorjee, thediplomat.com, October 29, 2018
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Religion, particularly Buddhism, is relevant more than ever in today’s China, whose government is expected to invest more than $1 trillion in its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). On one hand, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) under Xi Jinping acknowledges that religion can be used to feed the social vacuum in capitalist China. At the same time, the CCP has not strayed far from the position of Mao Zedong, who whispered to the Dalai Lama during the latter’s visit to Beijing in 1954 that “Religion is poison… both Tibet and Mongolia were poisoned by it.”Under the current leadership in Beijing, China employs Buddhism as a vital asset to resolve both the domestic crisis at home and add soft power to its diplomatic relations. Internationally, the narrative of China’s leadership of the Buddhist world is generated from its heavy investment in building Buddhist institutions in China and its engagements with Buddhist c..
China is showing its readiness to make and not just take international rules. In 2014, China stepped up its campaign to shape international norms governing the Internet, moving vigorously in its public diplomacy and behind the scenes to subjugate the online world to state power. If we join the dots of these maneuvers across a
EVENT DATE: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2019
TIME: 12:00 – 1:30 PM
LOCATION: POUND HALL ROOM 100, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, CAMBRIDGE, MAThe Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Middle East Negotiation Initiative are pleased to present:What Can the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) Do for the Syrians While the War Goes On and Formal Negotiations Are Stalled?withHind KabawatVisiting Scholar, Program on Negotiation
Deputy Head of Syrian Negotiation Commission Office in Geneva
Director of Interfaith Peacebuilding, Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, George Mason UniversityWednesday, February 27, 2019
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.Pound Hall Room 100
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MAFree and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.Add to calendarGoogleiCalOutlookAbout the event:Hind Kabawat will illustrate how the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC), made up of diverse Syrian opposition groups, is able to make small, but meaningful advances for the ..
Over the last couple of weeks we have been doing some research on the current state of Fake Followers on Twitter. This is so we could begin updating our algorithms to offer a better and more accurate service. And last week we released our first update — refinement will continue for the next month