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Mexican food and tablecloth by Al Gonzalez via Canva.com

Mexican diplomat Felipe Carrera describes an initiative to encourage Italians to learn about Mexican culture through cuisine.

Soccer ball in World Cup stadium via iStock

How the 2022 U.S.-Iran soccer match compares to the 1998 competition, when hope existed for renewed diplomatic ties.

Group of diverse voices in dialogue, image by freepik via freepik.com

A discussion on the role of people-centered dialogue for global collaboration.

Ordinary people crossing the street by Jacek Dylag via Unsplash

Engaging a nation's own citizens with public dialogue and participation may strengthen its democratic system.

Nagasaki City View from Glover Garden, Nagasaki 2014, 日本語: グラバー園から望む長崎市街地(長崎市、2014年(平成26年)7月) by Tomio344456 via Wikimedia Commons

Small cities become globally involved often due to historical connections or a local specialization, writes Daniel Clausen of Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies.

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CPD Research Fellow Elisabeth King looks at both high-level culinary diplomacy and everyday gastrodiplomacy to foster understanding between hostile communities.

2022 protest in downtown Los Angeles by Sohaela Amiri

CPD Senior Research Specialist Sohaela Amiri argues for strengthening people-to-people ties between LA and Tehran.

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The editors of a Place Branding and Public Diplomacy special issue urge for more rigorous PD study.

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