As emotion is a powerful source of engagement, arts and culture may be the best weapon we have to nurture collective empathy through revealing and embodying emotional truth, based on understanding each other at a deeper level.
A new article in the International Journal of Cultural Policy looks at India's focus on "international cultural relations."
Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), in association with J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages organized the screening of world famous play ‘When We Dead Awaken’ written by Henrik Ibsen and directed by India’s most celebrated internationally acclaimed theatre director Ratan Thiyam here at Abhinav Theatre Jammu.
The UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) demonstrates the importance of art as a form of cultural diplomacy and diplomatic history.
Being a crucial partner in IRCICA activities in Central Asia, Uzbekistan represents a crucial example in terms of the peaceful coexistence of various ethnicities and nationalities under the rubric of a truly multinational and multi-faith society. Hosting some of the greatest cultural and civilizational centers in the Islamic world, such as Bukhara and Samarqand, Uzbekistan is home to more than 130 ethnicities and nationalities.
The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway, an important section in the middle of the modern Silk Road, will soon be fully commissioned, increasing connectivity among Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. [...] Once the railway will be fully operational, all three countries will mutually benefit from improved trade and economic relations and gain additional Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) through the new railway connecting Europe and Asia.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Serbian literature generally referred to Albanians an uncivilized nation. Such an image of them was created by anti-Albanian politics and propaganda of the ruling regimes, and some well-known writers also succumbed to this. [...] There is a strong desire to raise the level of knowledge about one another, which is worryingly low, and therefore subject to all possible disinformation, stereotypes, conspiracy theories.
“In the area of security and defense, France and the UAE are fighting a common battle against terrorism and extremism, both on the ground and in the minds,” said Ludovic Pouille, the new French Ambassador to the UAE. [...] About the joint initiatives of France and the UAE, he said: “I am thinking in particular of the joint Franco-UAE initiative that led to the organization last December in Abu Dhabi of the international Conference on Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage.," the envoy said.