Witold Waszczykowski’s public diplomacy seeks to explain Poland’s new government to critical world. Witold Waszczykowski, the foreign minister, sought to address concerns voiced in Brussels about judicial independence and media freedom and to win over Berlin and London.
The ninth edition of the Delhi International Arts Festival opened with enchanting dance and cultural performances by national and international artistes. [...] DIAF is seen as India’s signature arts and cultural festival which also provides a significant platform for cultural diplomacy, projecting India as a cultural powerhouse and enhancing diplomatic relations with other countries.
Internationalization of higher education is becoming a new mantra for the Polish government. In June, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education signed an agreement with the UAE to attract more of their students. Poland already has similar agreements with Oman, Malaysia, and China. [...] The point is that there are lots of reasons to internationalize and the rankings are one small part.
Dzenetta Bogdanowicz has become famous as “the ambassador of the Tatar community”. Serving traditional home cooking, even British Prince Charles stopped by her Tatar house in Kruzniany, a small town in the eastern part of Poland, to get a taste of her famous dishes. [...] “I just want to welcome all people to our home,” Bogdanowicz answered when she was asked why she opened up her house to visitors.
Part two of Nicholas J. Cull's look at religion at the 2015 Milan Expo.
This week in public diplomacy, we saw Turkey focus its efforts on cultural diplomacy.
The extensive cultural program that took place in 11 cities and in collaboration with 44 institutions reached nearly 800,000 people and was mentioned as one of 2014's most-discussed programs in Turkish media.
Some 2,200 Polish and British troops are taking part in joint tactical training this month that is part of NATO's reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.