Category Archives: Cultural Diplomacy

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Jazz for the Global Soul

Music is beyond just entertainment, but part of a culture shared from Africa to the Americas to Asia and Europe. It promotes a vision of what is possible when the…

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Angelina Jolie Speaks to UN Security Council

An actress and artist speaking to diplomats on the political and humanitarian considerations of the never ending cycles of conflict might appear a bit at odds with past tradition.  But…

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Landmines Targeted by “James Bond’s” Daniel Craig

The legacy of conflict ranges from mistrust to fear to abridged economic opportunity, but perhaps the cruelest may be landmines that continue to maim and kill years and decades after…

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Message from Space Explorers: Even Sky Is Not the Limit

On this International Space Day, the men and women who have had the opportunity to reach and go beyond the bounds of our earth again recorded a message of history…

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Sport as Diplomacy & Tool for Peace

April 6 is the  International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Sport in the past and even today has been employed to further nationalism, and perhaps as cover for…

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Cultural Ethnic Cleansing

Genocide inevitably involves wiping away the cultural as well as physical existence of the people targeted. No continent has been spared and the examples are too many to enumerate, from…

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Do Songwriters & Composers Receive a Fair Share?

The influence of music, commercial to cultural diplomacy, has never been greater; however those who create the songs may be getting undercut, from emerging technologies to outdated legislation. The risk…

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Slavery & Its Victims To Be Memorialized at UN

The new sculpture/memorial is being unveiled on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, March 25, 2015. According to the UN News…

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Danny Schechter, Journalist Defining Diplomat-Artist

From the UN to Wall Street, Danny Schechter and I worked together to make/reflect complex issues in multi-media format. Danny has been defined as an “investigative journalist” but he employed…

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Who Owns the Color Green?

Although perhaps not popular as red or blue or even black, several different nationalities, cultures and religions lay claim to green; and on St. Patrick’s it is the color of…