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Sudarshan Ramabadran of the India Foundation's Center for Soft Power discusses how India is working with Cambodia on the preservation of historic temples.

"The global COVID-19 pandemic will be seen in retrospect as the 'great accelerator' that moved us from the continuity of the past to a new era," writes CPD Advisory Board Member Nathan Gardels.

India's Namaste greeting follows social distancing guidelines and has been adopted by world leaders, writes Aparna M Sridhar of the Center for Soft Power.

CPD Research Fellow (2017-19) Diana Ingenhoff, Kadir Jun Ayhan (Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies Graduate School of International and Area Studies) and Efe Sevin (Towson Univ.) reveal key takeaways.

CPD Director Jay Wang on a public diplomacy perspective during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Urban affairs expert and consultant Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi looks at how vertical and horizontal partnerships are aiding cultural city branding. 

CPD Senior Visiting Fellow (Non-Resident) Oliver Lewis compares and contrasts the film and intelligence industries' approaches to "human intelligence."

Kadir Jun Ayhan defines people-to-people diplomacy and outlines a typology in which to classify these interactions.

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