city diplomacy

From blogs on the public diplomacy of Catalonia and think tanks to events on city diplomacy and South Korea's soft power, here's a run-down of CPD's top content this month.

The endeavoring role of cities like Toronto, Canada and São Paulo, Brazil in the international system.

This Week in PD, we share international news on cultural diplomacy, nation branding, education diplomacy and more.

The latest issue of Public Diplomacy Magazine highlights city diplomacy as cities expand their national and international roles.

We have fallen behind Shenzhen in innovation and technology, but we can close the gap by excelling in arts and culture, given our rich cultural heritage and talent, and creative youth. [...] To enhance our position as an arts hub and foster international exchange, the Hong Kong Palace Museum at West Kowloon can be a strong platform. It will exhibit many of China’s most precious historic artifacts, and tourists and connoisseurs will not have to travel to Beijing to view these treasures.

As geopolitics and economies shift toward the Pacific Rim, Los Angeles is poised to play a key role in addressing common global challenges, from climate change and immigration, to the health and well-being of our citizens. With its growing profile on the world stage, it is essential that Los Angeles, both its citizens and government, develop a deeper understanding of the foundations of the city’s global engagement.

With a view to strengthen cultural relations and to showcase diverse Indian culture to Brazilian people, the union ministry of culture is organizing a festival of India in three cities of Brazil. [...] Three cities including Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have been selected for the events.

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