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This video interview recounts a U.S. State Department-led collaboration between two chefs—one American, one Pakistani—that resulted in a miniseries for a popular Pakistani TV food network.

Want to visit South Korea? Take a look around using 360° video technology to experience five immersive views of Korean food, the DMZ, rural seaside life and more.

How a Japanese specialty plays an important role in public diplomacy between two nations.

This Week in PD, we share international news on cultural diplomacy, digital diplomacy, film diplomacy and more.

November 10, 2017

This Week in PD, we share international news on cultural diplomacy, nation branding, film diplomacy and more.

This Week in PD, we share international news on cultural diplomacy, nation branding, education diplomacy and more.

Rather than give out free coffees or offer BOGO ("Buy One, Get One Free") deals, Starbucks is taking a different approach to National Coffee Day. The mega-chain will be doing a massive makeover of its stores across the nation this weekend, replacing menu boards with information about the farmers the company sources its coffee from. The aim is to inform customers about the challenges these farmers face, including coffee leaf rust and climate change, and the company’s commitment to ethical and sustainably sourced coffee.

Iman Altaani cracks fresh pepper into a pot of sizzling ground beef and onions, surrounded by a group of students. Most have never tasted Syrian food, let alone cooked it. Helping people find commonality is, in large part, why Amanda Warner co-founded the non-profit organization Better Plate. For $30, students get a crash course in another country’s cuisine and a home-cooked meal – not from a trained chef, but from refugees recently resettled in Columbus and adjusting to life in America.

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