Now in its 29th year, FWNY is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. Read More
Are you in the mood for shopping? Ideal Glass is hosting a fashion show and pop-up shop to raise funds for a U.S.-Cuba cultural exchange. Read More
This year’s theme: “Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges for a United Global Community.” The conference will include several parallel sessions taking place in Berlin. It will bring together over 300 high level politicians, dignitaries and celebrated artists coming from the fields of international politics, academia and the arts, including an interdisciplinary group of participants traveling to Berlin from all over the world to discuss Cultural Diplomacy in an interdependent world.
Ilija Trojanov, a Bulgarian-German author, was on his way to a Denver conference of the German Studies Association, and had been issued an invitation to appear at the Goethe-Institut’s “New Literature From Europe” Festival in November. “Barring Mr. Trojanov, an outspoken critic of America’s controversial surveillance powers, from attending an academic conference in the United States will hardly calm the anxiety our colleagues around the world are feeling about America’s electronic spying,” said Suzanne Nossel, executive director of PEN American Center. Read More
Why Benedict Cumberbatch thought it was a good idea to contact WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and ask him if he would like to meet in person is a question I would have liked to aske the British actor who also plays Sherlock Holmes on BBC. In any case, read Benedict Cumberbatch’s full response to Julian Assange here: Read More
Earlier this year, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange popped Benedict Cumberbatch an email message, warning the actor not to go ahead with “The Fifth Estate,” the Hollywood movie based on Assange. The message aimed at halting the movie based on him, his website and his rivalry with Daniel Domscheit-Berg, played by Daniel Bruhl. The email has been widely reported, quoted by many sources, but only recently first published in full by WikiLeaks, and is re-printed below. Read More
Nicolas Kralev interviewed P.J. Crowley on a retired Air Force colonel and National Security Council spokesman in the Clinton White House. Crowley now teaches at George Washington University. On Kralev’s program, Crowley talks about how the media covers diplomacy. They also talked about the Arab Spring as a case study of the effectiveness of U.S. diplomacy. Watch the video conversation here. Read More
The prompt to begin the naked run in the Netherlands was given 14:30 via Skype from Russia by a Pussy Riot member. Runners wearing nothing but helmets and sneakers in the Netherlands show support for Russian punk band Pussy Riot. Read More