Syrian-American diaspora diplomacy in Los Angeles.
Conan O'Brien, unofficial cultural diplomacy ambassador
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 best and brightest students and faculty from around the world are drawn to the Los Angeles and the broader Southern California region, home to six major research universities […] In figures compiled by the Institute of International Education (IIE), higher education institutions in Southern California enrolled some 72,762 international students in 2013-2014.
SI Alum Leslie Thomas has been selected as one of six leaders in the field of community arts to receive a 2015 National Guild Milestone Certificate of Appreciation.
A look at what people said in social media about the Special Olympics 2015 in Los Angeles.
The Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles this week is extraordinary in its multifaceted reach. The Opening Ceremonies in front of 65,000 people in the Coliseum and on ESPN on Saturday was number one on Facebook. The competitions have been drawing full houses and an international television audience for the first time. Moreover, the lives of the athletes have been changed in ways no other sports competition achieves.
Barry Sanders on cultivating goodwill through good healthcare.