citizen diplomacy

Alice Roosevelt's 1905 journey to Japan, Korea and China is documented in rare photographs held by the Freer and Sackler Galleries....The timing of this voyage made certain that amid an 83-member diplomatic delegation including seven senators and 23 congressmen, headed by Secretary of War, future president and chief justice William Howard Taft, Alice would be a brighter star than ever. 

“We really hope that the students get an opportunity to learn about Mexico’s history and traditions and we encourage our students to participate and to get to know more about the Mexican culture,” Barrio said. “Our strategic location at the US-Mexico border provides a unique opportunity for our students to live a binational experience.” 

Foreign volunteers flock to Calais to help migrants

International volunteers and NGOs are helping over 3,000 displaced people stranded in “the jungle,” a makeshift refugee camp in Calais, France.

Chinese linguist helps to save Tanzanian languages

This video from CCTV showcases the work of a Chinese linguist to safeguard a tribal Tanzanian language.

September 5, 2015

The discussions on television and opinion on newspaper pages have direct impact on the minds of the people. The media can really act as ambassador of peace if the content is positive. The media should make an endeavour to look for ways to help common man in both the countries shed animosity. 

When the Icelandic government announced it would accept 50 refugees, its citizens rallied, using a Facebook event page to volunteer their homes and pressure the government to grant more refugees asylum. On Sunday, award-winning author Bryndis Bjorgvinsdottir set up the pageSyria is Calling. The group aims to present Iceland's welfare minister Eygló Harðardóttir a list of volunteers willing to house Syrian refugees.

September 1, 2015

The festival will run from 12 - 22 September 2015 at the world-renowned cultural institution La MaMa in downtown Manhattan. Wholly citizen-initiated and run by a committee of volunteers, Something To Write Home About (STWHA) will showcase the best of Singapore's arts and culture, featuring over 40 Singaporean artists from a wide range of disciplines, including visual arts, dance, music, theater, film, literary arts, and culinary arts.

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