The program, which began in 2011 and is funded by a State Department grant, brings groups of international coaches, sports administrators and mostly teenage athletes to the public university's campus in Fairfax County, Virginia. [...] Participants gain a deeper understanding of inclusion and diversity in athletics, organizers say, at the same time that they get a glimpse of American culture — specifically, American sports culture.
This week's PD News roundup celebrates diversity in cultural diplomacy.
Dancers, musicians, craft vendors and foods from around the globe await visitors to Norwalk’s Oyster Shell Park on Saturday, July 8. Janet Evelyn, founder and executive director of the Norwalk International Cultural Exchange, said the rain-or-shine multicultural event will offer a full day of performances and traditional offerings.
The Fitzgerald Biosphere has retained international significance after United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization approved the site as a biosphere reserve this month. [...] Fitzgerald Biosphere spokesman Nathan McQuoid said the area was globally significant for its natural diversity and the renomination will ensure the site continued to be recognized.
For the Tamano Family, Eid is always a time for family and friends reunion. "As an expat Filipino family who belongs to the Muslim minority in the Philippines, living in the UAE for almost 12 years has been a huge blessing for us especially during the holy month of Ramadan," said Sahron Roy Tamano.
Kelsey Suemnicht on what she has learned from contributors to her Women in Diplomacy podcast and how it can help future public diplomats.
Once again, Luxembourg’s Luxexpo draws in the crowds with a colourful representation of the numerous international communities the country is home to. Through a combination of food, flavour and fun, the 'Festival des Migrations' highlights the key concepts Luxembourg is known for: diversity and multiculturalism. Spread out between two halls and with more than 400 stalls, the Festival of Migration commemorates craft and culture.
Organizers hope to expand the exhibition soon and find a larger venue for it. Meanwhile, other U.S. embassies — including the one in Berlin — are also helping Syrian artists gain exposure. Without art and culture, civilized societies cannot exist, said Al Kadri. The exhibition, he added, “is a big chance [to show] that Syria has a deep-rooted civilization.”