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.
This Week in PD, we share international news on cultural diplomacy, nation branding, education diplomacy and more.
The Washington State Historical Society explores the importance of people-to-people exchanges in reducing Cold War tensions.
Kathy Artus challenges us to engage in conversation with international visitors as a form of public diplomacy.
There has been a sharp rise in the number of young foreign nationals obtaining working-holiday jobs in the Canadian hospitality industry under the federal government’s “international experience” visa program. The number of young workers coming to Canada on temporary visas from France, Chile, South Korea, Spain, Italy, Taiwan and several other countries has jumped more than 10-fold since the early 2000s.
Celia Woodsmith describes her experience practicing music diplomacy in Central and South Asia.
An 11-person delegation from Gunpo, South Korea, recently completed a Sister City visit to the City of Clarksville that included tours of City facilities, a local factory and visits to RiverFest and local entertainment venues. In 1999, Gunpo and Clarksville both approved an agreement establishing a Sister City relationship, designed to expand cultural understanding and cooperation.
The Travelogue podcast from Condé Nast grapples with the question of whether tourism to North Korea is right or wrong.