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A village in Guatemala has been named after Serbia as a token of gratitude for the assistance extended to its locals by Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia in Guatemala Marcela Arzu de Lozano. As a personal donation, she provided aid in the form of essential food products for around one hundred impoverished familiesRead more
Yesterday I received an email from my friend Christopher Rudder, a Canadian musician living in Toronto who has visited several times Serbia and made some great videos of it. Here is his email: Dear Karl Haudbourg, Some of the amazing stories coming out of Serbia are incredible. The story of the man who lost hisRead more
by Public Diplomacy Magazine Editors Food can communicate a country’s culture and heritage to the world. From Korean kimchi to Spanish tapas to Peruvian lomo saltado, countries are increasingly using gastrodiplomacy to make statements about national identity. The Winter 2014 issue of Public Diplomacy Magazine explores gastrodiplomacy in public diplomacy theory and in practice. WhoRead more
foreign policy. Information, education, culture, and—yes—propaganda make up the principal facets of this area of responsibility. If, as he notes, those functions are sometimes at cross-purposes, the author nonetheless contends that those tensions can contribute to a more effective presentation of America’s story to the world.—Ed.Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)—Walt Whitman, Song of MyselfThe war on terrorism has brought American public diplomacy1 to the fore of national attention. While support for these programs waned after the Cold War, American opinion-makers in government and the media now agree that they should be a more widely-used tool of U.S. foreign policy, especially in the Muslim world. The view exists, however, that public diplomacy’s pr..