people to people diplomacy

Recap: White House #YSEALI Event

A snapshot into the current delegation of Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Fellows. 

This article explores the history, functionality, achievements and challenges of Spain’s Casas network in order to assess its role as an instrument of public diplomacy. 

Chinese ambassador attends Dragon Boat Festival in Israel

Israeli citizens have embraced the ancient Chinese sport of Dragon Boating. 

First US orchestra in 15 years performs in Cuba

The Minnesota Orchestra traveled to Havana, Cuba last week, marking both their first performance in the island nation since 1930, and the first performance by an American orchestra since the U.S. and Cuba began normalizing relations in December 2014. 

A new white paper has been released by the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. The piece, Public Diplomacy at Risk: Protecting Open Access for American Centers appeared online on May 5, 2015.

New reseach paper evaluates the impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup for South Africa's brand identity.

SINGPAORE: ASEAN needs to stay united as it confronts challenges facing the 10-member regional bloc. For that, relations should move beyond diplomacy to become more people-driven. This was the consensus of panellists at the Future50 talk held by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA).

As part of the State Department’s ongoing efforts to counter violent extremism, 11 high-level government representatives from Counter-ISIL Coalition countries will begin a U.S. exchange program this week aimed at discrediting and de-legitimizing ISIL’s brand of violent extremism. 

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