Gastrodiplomacy Takes Root in New York City

Real Cheap Eats | Jul 30, 2014

Back in September 2012 the U.S. launched a formal program called the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership. As part of this, American chefs are stationed with U.S. embassies in different countries, where they cook different styles of American cuisine and help people in other nations understand the nuances of “American food” beyond hamburgers and pizza.

There Can't Be Peace Until Israelis and Palestinians Start Seeing Each Other as Humans

The Huffington Post | Jul 30, 2014

Cultural diplomacy can help challenge misconceptions and reconcile differences that underlie conflicts. Although its potential has thus far been ignored in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the time is ripe to experiment with additional diplomatic tools. Diplomacy comes in two tracks.

Collaboration in Works for Creative Dance Residency at BAM

Brooklyn Daily Eagle | Jul 30, 2014

DanceMotion USA is a cultural diplomacy program that supports U.S. foreign policy goals by engaging international audiences through educational opportunities, performance and cultural exchange. The program is a people-to-people international exchange initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, produced by BAM.

Job One for Toronto’s Next Mayor: Municipal Diplomacy

The Globe and Mail | Jul 30, 2014

Torontonians will naturally be focussing on local issues like transit and taxes and when they go to the polls in October. But we should also spend some time thinking about how the candidates stack up when it comes to municipal diplomacy, the ability to make smart connections for Toronto in the wider world.

Can Social Media Change the Face of Diplomacy?

Bloomberg | Jul 30, 2014

Columbia University Senior Fellow Alec Ross discusses how social media has helped drive the public conversation and engage people in foreign affairs. He speaks on ‘Market Makers.”

Affairs of the Arts: Britain Opens Up a Cultural Divide with Russia

Russia Beyond The Headlines | Jul 30, 2014

The political crisis over Ukraine has prompted ministers in London and Edinburgh to boycott the remainder of the UK-Russia Year of Culture, a celebration of the arts, education, sport and science that involves more than 250 events in both countries.

Doctored Public Opinion Shapes Kremlin's Ukraine Policy

The Moscow Times | Jul 30, 2014

Russians and Westerners have diametrically opposed interpretations of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, recent polls demonstrate, and that determines the decisions taken by policy-makers on both sides, analysts told The Moscow Times on Tuesday.

We Need More Than A Violin To Connect Argentina and Myanmar

CPD Blog | Jul 30, 2014

What do the U.S., Argentina, Afghanistan, and Myanmar have in common? This summer, two opportunities enabled me to explore this question from my perspective as an American violinist who recently moved to Argentina from Afghanistan.


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