Dean Vuletic on how authoritarian regimes have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as a way to enhance their international image.
The Washington State Historical Society explores the importance of people-to-people exchanges in reducing Cold War tensions.
This Week in PD, we share international news on soft power, film diplomacy, digital diplomacy and more.
Each autumn, tens of thousands of young people get ready to take part in We Day, a series of rock concerts and speaking events designed to inspire social change. Targeted at youth, We Day takes students out of their school environment with a goal to mobilize the audience as “change-makers.” In the We Day philosophy, we all want to create change in the world – we just need a kickstart and to be taken out of our everyday lives, to be energized by 20,000 other people in a large stadium full of inspiring people and celebrities.
Celia Woodsmith describes her experience practicing music diplomacy in Central and South Asia.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday promised to help raise more than $1 billion in new funding for education in the developing world, calling schools vital in countering extremism. [...] Macron said he was working with Senegal to boost the Global Partnership for Education which brings together donors, international organizations and the private sector to expand and improve schooling around the world.