November 23, 2015

Conan O'Brien, unofficial cultural diplomacy ambassador

November 23, 2015

TBS’ late-night talk show Conan secretly sojourned to the island nation, becoming the first American late-night program to broadcast from Cuba in over 50 years. [...] O’Brien’s second travel special, Conan in Armenia, proved to be not only another boon for ratings, but also a powerful example of cultural and public diplomacy.

The first Armenian-Russian youth forum kicked off in Yerevan on Thursday, Novosti-Armenia reports. The forum’s mission is to develop international youth cooperation and to get the Russian and the Armenian youth involved in socioeconomic development of their countries Russian ambassador Ivan Volinkin said in his welcoming message, as cited by director of the Russian science and culture center in Yerevan Mark Kalinin.