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Rachel Gandin Mark discusses how the American Film Showcase is redefining person-to-person diplomacy and innovative programming during COVID-19.

A new podcast features a diverse range of personal narratives from alumni of the U.S. State Department's international exchange programs.

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, it should tap into global networks and master new leadership skills, writes VisitBritain's Timothy Jenkins. 

Profound and influential technological advances are disrupting public diplomacy. 

Nestle is to open its first factory in Japan in more than 25 years because of demand for exotic flavors of Kit Kat. [...] Flavors like wasabi and green tea have helped Kit Kat sales in Japan grow by 50% since 2010, Nestle said.

World Bank Group is considering lending Sri Lanka $100 million to expand higher education including increasing enrollment in priority areas for economic development like science, engineering and mathematics, and promoting innovation. [...] A Finance Ministry statement said the proposed programme aims to increase enrollment in higher education programmes that are important for an aspiring upper middle income country.

What could the UAE do to rise even faster up the soft power league table? It could design and build the first embassy of the future. The original embassies were not buildings but missions of people, sent out to connect, trade and influence. The embassy of the future will return to this idea, representing the dynamism and brand of a country. It will serve as a hub for dialogue, innovation, and exchange, much like the UAE itself.

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