Category Archives: Nation/Place Branding

Food Insecurity and Public Diplomacy

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By Sarah Blanchard, Syracuse University public diplomacy student China leases land to grow palm oil for biofuel on 2.8 million hectares (7 million acres) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. China wanted to grow biofuels on 2 million hectares … Continue reading

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The Arts Mean Business

By Alexandra Siclait, Syracuse University public diplomacy student About nine months ago, I read a particularly pleasing white paper, “Creative Placemaking,” which reminded me that cultural diplomacy is well and alive in cities across the United States. In creative placemaking, … Continue reading

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Grand Slam Globetrotters – The World’s Embrace of Tennis and its Stars

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By Andrea Baldwin, Public Diplomacy student, Syracuse University Is the “GOAT” (greatest of all time) Swiss? Or Spanish? Or Serbian? While New York may be home to one of the annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments, it is no longer home … Continue reading

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Africa’s 21st Century Challenge: African Narratives

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By Nicole Audette, Syracuse University public diplomacy student, Exchange co-editor When I first started studying Africa, I was pulled to the continent because I thought it needed me. The stories I read in the media told me this was a continent … Continue reading

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They know what we did last summer

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By Kevin McElligott, Public Diplomacy graduate student, Syracuse University Edward Snowden, the now infamous public diplomacy headache and leaker of American surveillance secrets, has made quite the name for himself. Putting aside the bevy of international incidents he’s caused in … Continue reading

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“Basketball Diplomacy” or Dennis Rodman being….Dennis Rodman?

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By Andi Baldwin, Public Diplomacy student, Syracuse University Talk about a good way to create buzz about your new show before it premiers: bring Dennis Rodman to the DPRK and party all night with Kim Jong Un—and remind everyone that … Continue reading

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Canada: The Strong, Silent Type

Written by Blake Stilwell, master’s candidate in the Public Diplomacy Program at Syracuse University. – This article is Pro-Canada. See? That being said, our neighbors to the North have an image problem. Have they done anything wrong? Lord, no. the … Continue reading

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Nationalism in Norway: One Year after the Oslo Massacre

Last week, Anders Behring Breivik’s trial began on charges of voluntary homicide and committing acts of terror. He gave an account of what went through his head as he set off a bomb outside the government headquarters in Oslo, Norway, before slipping away and gunning down teenagers on Utoya Island. In total, 77 people lost their lives on July 22, 2011… Continue reading

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Borat: Cultural Learnings at Arab Shooting Championship in Kuwait

Written by Tammy Mehdi Everyone knows the 2006 spoof- film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat Sagdiyev. This film follows Borat, a Kazakh journalist, to the U.S. as … Continue reading

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And the Oscar goes to…

Written by Nadia Hakim The 84th Academy Awards took place this past weekend, and this year’s show demonstrated how the arts continually unite visionaries around the world with novel ways of storytelling. The United States, France, Iran, Sweden, Israel, and … Continue reading

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