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Cultural Diplomacy in a Multipolar World18 Feb 2019 to 10 Mar 2019Web Based Type: CourseDuration: 3 WeeksProgramme Area: Peace Security and Diplomacy,
Multilateral DiplomacyFee: $500.00Website: http://www.unitar.org/mdpEvent Focal Point Email: [email protected] diplomacy has long been the Cinderella of foreign ministries. But, as with its close relation, public diplomacy [JB emphasis], interest in cultural diplomacy has increased with growing understanding of the significance of soft power in achieving states’ objectives in the international realm.
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To strengthen its global and regional influence, Australia should focus on science diplomacy within the Korean peninsula, Olga Krasnyak writes.
About the Author
Olga KrasnyakDr Olga Krasnyak is a researcher in diplomatic studies at Underwood International College, Yonsei Univesity, where she teaches a number of courses majoring in international studies. She is the author of National styles in science, diplomacy, and science diplomacy (Leiden, Boston: Brill 2018).Science diplomacy is not a tool limited to major powers. Middle powers, too, can go beyond simple military and economic strategies, and use their scientific prowess when asserting their position amongst their peers.
In my recent monograph, I analysed past and present examples of science diplomacy practised by major powers, while identifying important structural elements and projecting their future implications. In many cases, middle and smaller powers don’t play a crucial part in..
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The African Studies Center, an affiliated regional center of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, hosted a talk with Chipo Dendere, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar at Amherst College, as part of their Walter Rodney lecture series on January 28, 2019. Dendere gave a lecture entitled “Understanding Political Transitions in the Social Media (Digital Age),” that covered a range of topics including social media and politics in Africa including concerns about government co-option and control of Twitter and other platforms.Dendere is a Zimbabwean-born political science scholar whose research interests include the impact of voter exit (emigration) on the survival of authoritarian regimes, how countries democratize, and the factors that sustain or threaten democracy. She also studies the impact of remittances — the money individuals send to family members in the..
Brian Stelter, CNN Business, January 20, 2019; see also (1)
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New York (CNN Business) Voice of America has been busy for the past month covering the partial government shutdown.
But unlike other major news outlets, many of Voice of America's reporters are working without pay, victims of the shutdown themselves.
The VOA is part of the US Agency for Global Media [JB see], which was known until recently as the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The agency is funded by the government, and beams news coverage around the world through networks like VOA, Radio Free Europe and Radio Martí and on the web.
The offices of the Agency for Global Media are closed. But the newsrooms are open and its reporters are navigating furloughs and lack of pay to keep the news going.
“The two of us who cover the White House have been going back and forth between unpaid working and furlough status,” the news organization's White House bureau chief Steve Herman told CNN Business…
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In the aftermath of the attacks in Paris, governments; defense, interior, and foreign ministries; militaries; and police forces are feeling the shocks. ISIS has changed its tactics to emphasize terror attacks in countries distant from Iraq and Syria. Ever cautious, the New York Times says authorities will “recalibrate their assessment.” It’s time to consider revising