Saturday , July 22 2017

Category: Cultural Diplomacy

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  • [LISTEN] Comedy Diplomacy

    [LISTEN] Comedy Diplomacy

    Professor Richard Dubin  and doctoral student Dan Amernick ,both from the S.I. Newhouse School of Syracuse University, discuss with Professor Guy Golan the role of comedy and humor ...

  • [LISTEN] Didgeridoo Diplomacy

    [LISTEN] Didgeridoo Diplomacy

    While the didgeridoo is synonymous with Australia, one citizen diplomat is using the aerophone to teach cultural respect to all people.   Julia Watson and Dr. Guy Golan discus ...

  • [LISTEN] Updating the Ethiopian Narrative

    [LISTEN] Updating the Ethiopian Narrative

    Ethiopia is an emerging country with an active diaspora; now its narrative, stuck in decades past, needs updating.   Michael Ardaiolo and Dr. Guy Golan discuss the need to upd ...

  • [LISTEN] Music Diplomacy in Timbuktu

    [LISTEN] Music Diplomacy in Timbuktu

    Could music reunite a war-torn Mali? “Return to Timbuktu” follows Malian musicians spreading just such a message.   Michael Ardaiolo and Dr. Guy Golan discuss Return to Timbuk ...

Uncool Japan

Uncool Japan

Cool Japan needs rebranding, perhaps in a way that promotes gender equality, economic stimulus and nuclear safety. I blame Douglas McGray. He penned an article for Foreign Policy ...

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Risking Soft Power for Message Control

Risking Soft Power for Message Control

China has invested in soft power considerably, but it risks it all by insisting on complete control of the message. This week, the China blogosphere was set ablaze over two high p ...

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The PDcast #6: Debating Cultural Diplomacy

The PDcast #6: Debating Cultural Diplomacy

Cultural diplomacy costs a lot, results in few immediate returns and cannot be proven to work. So why invest in it? The PDcast is a weekly podcast featuring Julia Watson, Adam Cyr ...

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The PDcast #2: The Ebb and Flow of National Greatness

The PDcast #2: The Ebb and Flow of National Greatness

What determines ‘national greatness’?  The U.S. is the current leader in Nobel Prizes won and government shutdowns. The PDcast is a weekly podcast featuring Julia Watson, Adam Cyr ...

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[LISTEN] Exploring the Shared Cultures of Turkey and Greece

[LISTEN] Exploring the Shared Cultures of Turkey and Greece

The new film Hello Anatolia explores the shared cultural roots of Turkey and Greece and today’s lingering division.   Dr. Guy Golan discusses the new film Hello Anatolia and ...

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[LISTEN / WATCH] Etgar Keret’s Cross-Cultural Storytelling

[LISTEN / WATCH] Etgar Keret’s Cross-Cultural Storytelling

Etgar Keret may write with an eye for Tel Aviv, but his stories connect with people of myriad cultural identities.     Dr. Guy Golan and Michael Ardaiolo discuss storyte ...

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[LISTEN] Global Creativity in International Public Relations

[LISTEN] Global Creativity in International Public Relations

For global public relations companies like Ketchum PR, creativity has to cross borders and be culturally sensitive.   Dr. Guy Golan and Eric Gordon discuss how Ketchum PR has ...

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A Human Investment: Refugees for the Rust Belt

A Human Investment: Refugees for the Rust Belt

The Rust Belt is in dire need of rejuvenation. It is time for these cities to invest fully in refugee resettlement. At five minutes until 6 p.m. on a mid-September evening, a crow ...

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International Students: Soft Power Lost

International Students: Soft Power Lost

International students are not soft power givens for host countries. Many fail to integrate without proper support. There is a certain assurance that the comparative international ...

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K-pop is Destined for the Mainstream, Maybe

K-pop is Destined for the Mainstream, Maybe

South Korea is banking on K-pop being the hook that grabs the world’s interest in Korean culture. Can it crossover? The phenomenon known as K-pop has created a subculture all its ...

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