by Gregory John Orr
Tag: Public Diplomacy
The National Museum of American Diplomacy
by Jane Carpenter-Rock
by Susan Clyde
American speaker programs were long a staple of US Information Agency (USIA) programs overseas. Not all went as planned.
by Christopher Datta
by Hans Tuch
Dr. Khaled al-Asaad, a Syrian archaeologist and the head of antiquities for the ancient city of Palmyra was publicly beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in 2015. This 2002 picture shows al-Asaad in front of a first century sarcophagus from Palmyra. Photograph: Marc Deville/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.
Moved by the international outcry over ISIS destruction in Iraq and Syria, and with the Syrian state in disarray, the Congress in 2016 enacted emergency legislation to block the importation of illegally acquired Syrian antiquities to the United States. The State Department also began to take a serious interest in the relationship between terrorism and the destruction and trafficking of antiquities.
by Larry Schwartz
Adapted from Newberry Series Lecture at Dacor-Bacon House
Washington, D.C., July 13, 2018
by Mike Anderson
by Michael McCarry
by Bob Baker
by Beatrice Camp
An Opportunity to Navigate the Future of Science
by David P. Hajjar and Steven G. Greenbaum
by Donald M. Bishop
Review by J. R. Bullington
Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World. By Rick Barton. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, April 2018. Pages: 312. ISBN-13: 978-1538113004 and ISBN-10: 1538113007
by Thomas E. McNamara
by Nicolai N. Petro
by Frances Duffy
Remarks to the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs
by Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.)
The United Nations designates April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. The U.S. has used jazz in diplomacy since the 1950s, when the U.S. Information Agency created the Jazz Ambassadors program to send leading American Jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington to perform overseas. An exhibit commemorating this program, created by Meridian International Center, is now on view at the U.S. Diplomacy Center in Washington, DC.