Concern for Human Rights Is Not a Valid Reason to Reject the Iran Deal

Muftah | Jul 28, 2015

Opposition to the deal based on issues unrelated to the nuclear program is not new, nor is the “white savior complex” exhibited by many in the U.S. government when it comes to human rights in other parts of the world. 

Special Olympics: A Uniquely Valuable PD Asset

CPD Blog | Jul 28, 2015

Special Olympics is an American import that is an unalloyed good. It does not arouse suspicions of ulterior motives, as we see even in vaccination programs.

A Public Diplomacy Lesson from Iran

Hurriyet Daily News | Jul 27, 2015

Iran in the new era began its attempts to resolve it through new diplomacy tools based on maximum engagement, as well as employing a new rhetoric based on a “patience-oriented, friendly approach” towards diplomacy, which in many ways helped to harmonize and reconcile inconsistencies between its foreign policy and public diplomacy.

Vietnam Struggles to Find National Dress, Wine, and Flower

VientmaNet | Jul 27, 2015

The national dresses, music, wine, flower, symbols, and cuisines are part of the country's culture that should be soon positioned as "cultural ambassadors" to promote the country's image to the world.

Teaching the Skills for a Global Future

University World News | Jul 27, 2015

Educating learners in cultural diplomacy provides them with the unique ability to influence the attitudes and ideologies of individuals and cultures, thus accelerating the realisation of cultural diversity, global intercultural interchange, justice, interdependence, human rights and global peace. 

London Eid Festival Co-Hosted by Qatar Attracts Thousands

Gulf Times | Jul 27, 2015

The Qatar Embassy in London co-sponsored the day-long event in partnership with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Diplomats and staff from the embassy, assisted by volunteers from Qatar, were on hand at the festival to showcase the culture and traditions of the country and offer hospitality on the day. 

Dream Job of the Week: Culinary Diplomat

Fast Company | Jul 27, 2015

Kass’s theory was that if American chefs could travel to different countries—particularly those with which America has strained relationships—they could use food to humanize Americans, providing an alternative glimpse into American culture than what they were seeing in the news.

Iran - Cinema as a Tool of Resistance

Deutsche Welle | Jul 27, 2015

Filmmakers in Iran daring to overstep the mark can face censorship and harassment. Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof have challenged restrictions via their movies, telling bitter-sweet stories from a troubled society.

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