A curated selection of public diplomacy-relevant news from a global cross-section of English-language media outlets, including independent, corporate-owned, and state-sponsored sources. The stories featured don't necessarily represent CPD's views nor have they been verified by CPD.

Overseas Talent Helps Fuel Britain's Creative Excellence

Speaking to an audience of industry leaders, Carolyn will praise the UK’s reputation as the world’s creative centre. The sector’s positive economic and cultural impact plays a vital role promoting the UK to the rest of the world. As new opportunities open up in both established and emerging markets post-Brexit, Carolyn will outline how important it is that a new migration system cements the UK’s global reputation for this industry.

Tags: non state pd, international exchange, united kingdom, brexit, economic development, cultural impact, global reputation

Thai Reboot: More Than Beaches and Parties

Thailand got known as a destination, for people with light wallets, raging hormones, or both. It got saddled with being the perpetual bachelor party destination in spite of having a lot to offer in terms of the natural beauty, adventure sports, food and local culture. And now Thailand wants to reboot that perception even as it reaches out to a newer, younger and richer set of travellers. 

Tags: nation branding, international image, economic development, tourism, thailand, culture, amazing thailand

Trump's Diplomat

When it comes to taking on the world, the two words the Trump administration swears by are “America First.” [...] For Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who until now spent the entirety of his career at ExxonMobil, the challenge he faced on a headline-grabbing trip to Asia was how to translate President Donald Trump’s mandate into a workable foreign policy.

Tags: government pd, foreign policy, President Trump, Rex Tillerson, united states, diplomatic relations, us state department

Preserving One Of Europe’s Oldest Languages Through Type

The native language of Wales is one of the oldest languages in Europe, dating from the 6th century when it emerged from a related Celtic language. Today, Welsh is fluently spoken by about 300,000 people. But certain letters of the 28-character Welsh alphabet have never been available as part of a contemporary digital typeface.

Tags: digital diplomacy & new tech, Cultural Diplomacy, wales, welsh language, language diplomacy, europe, digital typeface

The Korea-Africa Business Forum and Cultural Exchange

The Korea-Africa Business Forum and Cultural Exchange in Busan, has the specific goals of making the Bank's 53rd Annual Meetings successful by promoting the Korean general public's and private sector's interests in Africa. [...] The AfDB has put a lot of efforts to support the Korean private sector's investment ventures in Africa. For instance, the Bank's Asia External Representation Office (SNAR) has been providing the latest information and news to the private sector and hosting events about "Doing business in and with Africa."

Tags: south korea, africa, cultural exchange, business forum, trade diplomacy, economic cooperation, Cultural Diplomacy

When the U.S. Funds Global Health, Other Countries Do Too

Global health programs — supported by U.S. and other donor countries — helped leaders to prioritize health, particularly when they supported grass-roots health advocates in Africa. Global efforts establish the expectation that governments should promote health. Funding and technical assistance from Western donors, U.N. agencies and NGOs empower national efforts.

Tags: africa, united states, global health, ngos, AIDS program, international advocacy, international funding, global aid

Google.org Announces $50M for Education and Tech

Google.org President Jacquelline Fuller emphasized that organization always aims to contribute more than just cash, also offering the expertise of Google employees, or “Googlers” as they are known. As part of its contributions to the refugee crisis, for example, employees were deployed to set up WiFi in refugee camps and along the migration route. As part of the education portfolio, Googlers will also be offered the opportunity to travel to Guatemala to support Learning Equality in its digital work.

Tags: google, corporate diplomacy, education, Digital Diplomacy & New Technology, non-profit organization, global aid & development, refugee crisis

Arab and European Cultural Dialogue: Days in Milan

The sessions covered the images of the Arab in the media, inter-cultural relations, translation of literary works and the literature of travel, to name but a few. The conference – which included a book exhibition, a concert, a film screening and a photography exhibition – was a live event with all the necessary potential to grow beyond the university into the public sphere of cultural activities in Milan.

Tags: Nation Image, cultural exchange, international exchange, Cultural Diplomacy, europe, milan

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