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CEO & founder of DC-based consultancy Wilson Global Communications Julia Wilson writes about building a pipeline of future foreign diplomats based on diversity and inclusion.

A brief interview in response to recent visa restrictions in the U.S.

Mariami Khatiashvili, public diplomacy scholar of St. Andrew university of Georgia and visiting professor at TSU, discusses the US' shifting public diplomacy strategy in Georgia.

David Ellwood, Senior Adjunct Professor of Johns Hopkins University, SAIS  Bologna, discusses the risks and opportunities of Persian Gulf countries' investments in Soccer.

Saheli Bose of Seth Anandram Jaipuria College in Kolkata, India discusses opportunities for and barriers to disaster diplomacy in South Asia. 

Sudarshan Ramabadran of the India Foundation's Center for Soft Power suggests Indian culture could serve as a lens in the growing need for "cultural competence."

Madison Jones McAleese, USC Master of Public Diplomacy & CPD alum, argues for the continued funding of nonprofits in the wake of COVID-19.

Bob Wekesa of the African Centre for the Study of the United States argues that COVID-19 has produced an unprecedented uptick in African digital diplomacy.

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