social issues

The Council believes today’s photography can document, inspire and teach people about public diplomacy and its potential for positive change in our world. We support visual storytelling on critical human, economic, political, cultural, environmental and social issues.  We believe this exhibit has the potential reach a vast global audience through the direct participation of photographers and the artistic community...

Recent developments in Africa related to the contentious topic of homosexuality have reminded me of a discussion that took place during one of the interactive sessions at CPD’s 2013 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy. During this discussion, I argued that the West needs to fully recognize and show respect to the cultural, religious, and sociological demagogy of countries (especially in Africa) opposed to the practice. This is especially true when promoting the acceptance of homosexuality as a human right.