people to people diplomacy

Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Sunday called for more "basketball diplomacy" activities to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese and American peoples.

Liu made the appeal during a visit to NBA basketball team Houston Rockets' home field Toyota Center, where a group of Chinese student athletes from Tsinghua High School are working on a basketball training program.

She said sports are an important part in people-to-people exchanges, which have played a unique and significant role in China-U.S. ties.

USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 by César Corona

CPD interviews two American student ambassadors at the Expo Milan 2015.

Recap: White House #YSEALI Event

A snapshot into the current delegation of Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Fellows. 

This article explores the history, functionality, achievements and challenges of Spain’s Casas network in order to assess its role as an instrument of public diplomacy. 

Chinese ambassador attends Dragon Boat Festival in Israel

Israeli citizens have embraced the ancient Chinese sport of Dragon Boating. 

First US orchestra in 15 years performs in Cuba

The Minnesota Orchestra traveled to Havana, Cuba last week, marking both their first performance in the island nation since 1930, and the first performance by an American orchestra since the U.S. and Cuba began normalizing relations in December 2014. 

A new white paper has been released by the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. The piece, Public Diplomacy at Risk: Protecting Open Access for American Centers appeared online on May 5, 2015.

New reseach paper evaluates the impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup for South Africa's brand identity.