Left At Altar By Corcoran, University of Maryland Has New Partner In The Arts

Washington Post | Oct 5, 2015

After being jilted by the Corcoran Gallery last year, the University of Maryland has found a new partner in the arts — the Phillips Collection. [...] The institutions plan to create academic courses — from art and art history to arts management, cultural diplomacy and conservation — for its undergraduate and graduate students and to offer extended-studies courses and seminars for the community. 

Lukashenko Suggests Using Belarus' Experience of Interethnic and Religious Relations Worldwide

Belarus News | Oct 5, 2015

According to Alexander Lukashenko, public diplomacy opens big prospects in cooperation development. “No doubt, further strengthening of contacts between denominations, ethnic associations and foreign missions accredited in Belarus will be useful. You can become a link between Belarus and other states. It will only benefit the peoples,” the President is confident.

A Soldier Embarks On A Media Mission

China Daily | Oct 5, 2015

New Defense Ministry spokesman highlights importance of 'utmost sincerity' in key role. [...] He added that he and his team will conduct his mission with the utmost professionalism and give a broader introduction of the Chinese military to the outside world. 

Quotable: Richard Stengel on CVE and ISIL’s Social Messaging

Public Diplomacy Council | Oct 4, 2015

“We've seen a sharp decline in the volume of ISIL messaging and social media,” said Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs during a September 25, 2015,interview with the Voice of America’s Pamela Dockins.  “I think the scales are shifting.”

The Changing Face Of ‘Publicity’ – ‘Digital Diplomacy’

Counter Currents | Oct 4, 2015

The newspapers are packed with front page, head line stories of Prime Minister’s recent and successful visit to the West Coast of United States, where he professed his firm belief in ‘social media’ as the apt medium of the hour to connect people, build communities, local and global. 

Chinese Scholars Learn American Teaching Techniques at EMU

Augusta Free Press | Oct 4, 2015

For the Chinese scholars at Eastern Mennonite University this semester, witnessing the difference between Chinese and American educational systems has been enlightening. [...] Eight are sponsored through Mennonite Partners in China (MPC), an exchange program that has been thriving in various formats since the early 1980s. The other two are on scholarship from the China Scholarship Council, a competitive, state-funded scholarship fund for research and study abroad.

Taiwan-Based Musicians to Perform at New York Music Show

Focus Taiwan | Oct 4, 2015

Taiwanese rapper Soft Lipa (蛋堡), Latin rap rock band Boxing (拳) and Chinese Canadian pop rock band io will be featured in a "Taiwan Night" concert that is part of the event, according to GCA Entertainment, which is jointly organizing the concert with Taiwan's Ministry of Culture.

IBA English News’s Departing Chief Reflects on 25 Years Behind and In Front of the Camera

Jerusalem Post | Oct 4, 2015

“There was a realization among the decision-makers that English needed a presence on Israel TV in prime time – for Israel’s image and for the sake of local English speakers, the foreign press and diplomats.”[...] I told numerous IBA heads that we could be the English equivalent of Al Jazeera and could fight the hasbara (public diplomacy) battle through solid Israel-perspective journalism."


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