LANGUAGE DIPLOMACY | Do Turkey’s summer schools drive cultural diplomacy?

Turkish cultural centers that teach native languages now play a role in carrying Turkey’s cultural diplomacy. Read More

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CROSS-BORDER DIPLOMACY | European Union’s parliament supports new resolution for foundation cross-border initiatives

BRUSSELS |  Will European foundations ever be able to work across national borders? At this moment this is not possible. But a new resolution for European foundation statute is presently running through the European Parliament that may change that situation. If the resolution passes, European foundations will be able to engage in transnational initiatives from country… Read More

GERMANY-ISRAEL CULTURAL DIPLOMACY | Frankfurt’s German-Israeli Friendship Day affirms support for Israel

According to a 2013 BBC World Service Poll, only 8% of Germans view Israel’s influence positively, with 67% expressing a negative view, a more unfavorable rating than both Russia and China. Read More

CONFERENCE ON DIPLOMACY | Think tanks and thought leaders push for smart power road map at foreign policy conference, June 25

WASHINGTON, D.C.: How many people does it take to replace a light bulb? Probably as many people as it will take to find innovative value in smart power. That means a whole lot of them: businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and faith-based, academic and community leaders, all of whom will convene around… Read More

LITERACY STRATEGY | EU pledges €2.5 billion to fight literacy problems

At least €1.5 billion will go to the future Erasmus for All programme (an academic exchange programme between EU and overseas universities, which has helped pupils improve their education by gaining experience of studying abroad). Read More

Slide show | Alan Cumming, Rivka S. Katvan, Tom Viola, Randy Gener talk fine-art photography and Broadway behind the curtain

Please join Gallery 138 and Soho Photo Gallery on Wednesday Sept 12, 6-8 pm at Soho Photo Gallery,15 White Street, in NYC for: BROADWAY BEHIND THE CURTAIN Conversations on Photography and Broadway with Alan Cumming, Rivka S. Katvan & Tom Viola RSVP is required as space is limited. contact@gallery138.com, or 212 633 0324 ALAN CUMMING,… Read More

Slideshow | German director Wim Wenders (“Pina” and “Wings of Desire”) exhibits his landscape photography

For those who are curious to glimpse the personal photography of filmmaker Wim Wenders exhibited in “Places, strange and quiet,” click here to view a slideshow. Read More

North Korea, Greece, Afghanistan loom at France’s photojournalism show

This festival is a unique event for those who share a love and passion for photography. For one week each year, the Palais des Congrès in Perpignan becomes the centre of the photojournalism community. The Festival exhibits the greatest photojournalist work from around the world in exhibitions across the city. Read More

GPS | ROMANIA: Horia-Roman Patapievici, curajos erou, a declarat că va demisiona de la conducerea Institutului Cultural Român”

A gallery exhibition at the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York displayed the Cărtureşti spirit. Cărtureşti is a cultural venue that functions as a bookshop, tea studio, and project space, taking direct action towards revitalizing the Romanian artistic life, urban pleasures and social responsibilities. Read More