cuba

July 4, 2018

Trailer for "Give me Future," a film documenting Diplo's unprecedented electronic music diplomacy in Havana, Cuba.

June 11, 2018

A look into Cuba's early public diplomacy efforts that shaped the country's global image.

In advance of our upcoming discussion on the play "Soft Power," delve deeper into the term coined by Joseph S. Nye, Jr. with CPD's latest roundup.

Thought leaders can serve as cultural ambassadors, as Norberto Fuentes has for Cuba. How can the U.S. follow suit to develop soft power?

September 15, 2017

This week's stories focused on non-traditional public diplomacy tools.

President Barack Obama's act of restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba at the end of 2014 could drastically change the cultural and artistic course of the island. But Cuban artists have used video and new media to explore its past and contemplate its future for decades. The new exhibit “Hope,” which opens to the public Sunday, Sept. 17, at the art laboratory ESMoA (El Segundo Museum of Art), looks at Cuban society through new media art, from the 1970s to present day with apps, projections and other installations. 

A Venezuelan army plane carrying 7.3 tons of humanitarian aid arrived in Havana on Tuesday, becoming the first foreign relief to arrive in Cuba after Hurricane Irma battered the island over the weekend. The Chinese-made Y-8 plane touched down at Jose Marti International Airport with a message of solidarity from the people and government of Venezuela, Havana's main political and economic ally in the region.

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts and Cuba's National School of Ballet continue their collaborative and historic programming with a joint performance. [...] The result marked the first official exchange between two eminent cultural institutions since the normalization of relations between Cuba and the U.S.A. After obtaining official permission from the Cuban Ministry of Culture, the RPSD initiated the first step in the landmark cultural exchange program that would focus on the sharing of knowledge on dance, especially ballet and contemporary dance.

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