In this year-end round up, we share the most written-about international news related to public diplomacy.
Tara Ornstein debunks a few of the myths surrounding migration.
Directed by Ai Weiwei, a new documentary captures the breadth of the ongoing global migration crisis.
Amir Muhammad documents the difficult life of a Bangladeshi man working in Malaysia.
Switzerland has always retained the fiercely held diplomatic neutrality which makes it a go-between for nations in conflict and a hub for the multilateral organizations that have flocked to Geneva. [...] As a small country aiming to make its splash in the U.S., Switzerland’s public diplomacy efforts focused on less contentious issues: showcasing its status as an important investor in the U.S. and promoting apprenticeships as a cure for the American skills gap.
A new method of digital storytelling uses virtual reality to bring attention to the struggles of asylum seekers waiting for an answer.
In 2015, amid the greatest displacement crisis since World War II, a million refugees and migrants arrived on Europe’s shores. [...] In November 2015, as the crisis peaked, European leaders met in Valletta, Malta to try to reach a unified response.
As right-wing populism has roiled elections and upended politics across the West, there is one country where populists have largely failed to break through: Canada. [...] Identity works differently in Canada. Both whites and nonwhites see Canadian identity as something that not only can accommodate outsiders, but is enhanced by the inclusion of many different kinds of people.