jpost.com, January 22
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She made the trek from Ethiopian at the age of ten, and as and adult became deputy mayor of Tel Aviv. Now she's running for Knesset.
In the 2004 reality TV show The Ambassador, young Israeli contestants competed over the right to defend the Jewish state in public diplomacy [JB emphasis] around the world.
Since then, its judges Nachman Shai and Yaakov Peri became Knesset members and the winner of the contest, Eytan Schwartz, ran unsuccessfully for the Knesset with Labor. Now the second-place finisher, Mehereta Baruch-Ron, is joining the fray, announcing Tuesday that she is seeking a Knesset seat with the Meretz Party.
Baruch-Ron, 44, was born in Seramle, Ethiopia, and at age 10 made a difficult journey by foot into Sudan, where she was airlifted to Israel without her family. She went from being illiterate to earning two degrees and then becoming the first Ethiopian-born deputy mayor of Tel Aviv, a post she has held for si..
Arthur Gwagwa, moderndiplomacy.eu, May 10, 2019
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How China’s AI technology exports may lead to the emergence of new power structures outside the control of existing governance and accountability frameworks and impact the rules-based global order and geopolitical alliances.
BACKGROUND CONTEXTThe notion of power and geopolitical influence in the digital eraUntil recently, analytical attention to the development of digital technologies, including AI, has tended to focus on corporations such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon(GAFAs). These GAFAs, some of them deemed to be more powerful than some states, have changed the notion of power and geopolitical influence. These corporations are leveraging the power of AI, networks, data intelligence infrastructures, and regulatory frameworks to impact public space around the world. This is leading to the emergence of new power structures outside the control of existing liberal democratic and human rights accountab..
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Public Diplomacy Award for Croatia
The Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Award presented by the Diplomatic Council together with Diplomat Magazine was accepted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, Dr. med. Gordan Grlić Radman, visibly moved. Dr Mayelinne de Lara, publisher of the 1.5 million readers worldwide leading diplomatic magazine, presented him with the prize sculpture. At the same time, the Croatian ambassador was solemnly accepted as an honorary member of the Diplomatic Council. …
Michele Blood, lifezette.com, March 3, 2019
National security adviser praised president's summit work and explained why commander-in-chief 'decided to shake things up'
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Bolton called his “roughly 150 tweets” on the situation in Venezuela a “new experiment in public diplomacy [JB emphasis],” adding that most of his tweets also come out in Spanish because “we want to reach a Latin American audience in particular.”
“We are trying to rally support for the peaceful transition of power from Maduro to Juan Guaido, whom we recognize as president,” said Bolton. “Our objective is to have Juan Guaido become the interim president so that we can get new presidential elections.” …