citizen diplomacy

This Week in PD, we share international news on soft power, film diplomacy, digital diplomacy and more.

Kathy Artus challenges us to engage in conversation with international visitors as a form of public diplomacy.

Every other day or so, Hatem El-Gamasy connects to a news audience nearly halfway around the world, delivering hot takes on American politics, live from New York, but on Egyptian television. When the broadcast ends, he slips out his earpieces, opens the door of his makeshift studio and returns to his day job. Mr. El-Gamasy owns the Lotus Deli in Ridgewood, Queens, a place known for its sandwiches, extensive craft beer selection, and its gracious, friendly owner.

Many stories this week focused on how artistic expression can help build stronger relationships and increase a state's cultural visibility.

How a group of German graffiti artists are using art to fight racism.

A look at the role of food in tourism, nation branding, and more.

This week's headlines explore international exchanges and their role in public diplomacy

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