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The Cultural Protection Fund's Training in Action project, run by Durham University's Department of Archaeology in partnership with the Department of Antiquities of Libya and the Institut National du Patrimoine de Tunisie, which intends to serve as a replicable model for Libyan and Tunisian heritage professionals to train new staff in documentation techniques and preventative conservation.

CPD Research Fellow Ian Thomas of the British Council describes a cultural relations approach to heritage protection.

"The sign listing all the sister cities of Los Angeles near the iconic City Hall building" by Mark Fischer via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Mark Kristmanson in dialogue with CPD Senior Research Specialist Sohaela Amiri on the value of sister city relationships during crisis.

Visitors outside the Mexico Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai by Suneesh Sudhakaran/Expo 2020 Dubai (used with permission).

Mexico’s showing at Expo 2020 Dubai demonstrated various strengths in cultural diplomacy, partnerships and more, writes Yadira Ixchel Martínez Pantoja.

"Manifestation in solidarity with Ukraine, Wrocław, Poland, 2014" by Natalia Sawka via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

CPD Faculty Fellow Mieczysław Boduszyński and co-author Agnieszka Lazorczyk highlight the power of Poland's citizen diplomacy.

Hollywood red carpet spotlight image by macrovector via freepik.com

Neal Rosendorf urges the entertainment industry to leverage its public diplomacy prowess for the greater good.

Sign in downtown Los Angeles indicating sister cities with country flags, distances and directions by Pmlineditor via Wikimedia Commons

CPD Senior Research Specialist Sohaela Amiri shares about the value of Los Angeles' proposed sister city relationship with Kyiv.

U.S. Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo: César Corona / Expomuseum.)

This photo essay series explores Expo 2020 Dubai through historical context, individual country participation and PD opportunities through Expos.

Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. (Image: Japan Pavilion.)

This photo essay series explores Expo 2020 Dubai through historical context, individual country participation and PD opportunities through Expos.

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