U.S. State Department

October 31, 2018

Listen to the sounds of Jinda Kanjo, a Kurdish vocalist and OneBeat fellow who engages Kurdish, Syrian and Turkish youth through music.

The second of a two-part series by Madison Jones on the soft power of ISIL.

A report from the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy provides an assessment of the world's top public diplomacy programs.

Mel Levine, Rockwell Schnabel and Jay Wang champion the importance of American public diplomacy today.

Can sports increase dialogue and cultural understanding between people around the world? The U.S. State Department believes so — and has tapped Salisbury University’s Dr. Dean Ravizza to assist. Recently, for a 10-day Israeli/Palestinian basketball program, the Princess Anne resident designed a series of lectures and activities emphasizing concepts such as negotiation, teamwork and group dynamics.

The United States Embassy in Lebanon shifted its focus from political and economic ties to cultural diplomacy Wednesday, throwing an event to honor the works of Gebran Khalil Gebran. The answer to why Gebran was chosen, according to the embassy’s Cultural Affairs Attache Kristin Smith, is that the poet functions as a symbol for the deep relationship between Lebanon and the United States. Gebran was born in Bsharri in the then Ottoman empire and died in 1931, aged 48, in New York.

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