Author(s): Center for Arts and Culture
Date of Publication: May 01, 2004

"......the ART in Embassies Program and the Center for Arts & Culture -- a Washington, DC-based, nonpartisan, cultural policy think tank -- organized a panel discussion, Art as Diplomacy: 21st Century Challenges, which addressed the impacts of cultural exchange and how to effectively incorporate the arts and culture in current U.S. government public diplomacy efforts." [p. 2]

Author(s): Center for Arts and Culture
Date of Publication: Nov 12, 2003

Notes summarizing the seminar proceeding Leadership, Advocacy, and Communication Cultural Policy at the Grassroots: Policy Issues Facing the Los Angeles Cultural Community held Wednesday, November 12, 2003.

Author(s): Center for Arts and Culture
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2003

The portrayal overseas of American democracy, values and culture is at an all-time low. According to one poll after another, perceptions around the world about America continue to sink.

Author(s): Dwyer, Christine M. and Frankel, Susan
Date of Publication: Aug 01, 2003

The report, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and written by Chris Dwyer of RMC Research, illustrates how cultural advocates have collaborated across the arts, folklife, humanities, and preservation to stimulate policies that advance the cultural sector and increase state-level funding.

Author(s): Fronville, Claire L. and Raj Isar, Yudhishthir
Date of Publication: Jun 05, 2003

During three days in June 2003, 33 individuals from seven countries met at the University of Texas at Austin to discuss the international creative sector. This report summarizes the issues discussed and conclusions reached during that meeting, held June 5-7, which was the second in a series of UNESCO-initiated meetings about current issues in the arts and cultural industries.

Author(s): Adelstein, Jonathan S.
Date of Publication: May 20, 2003

This paper reflect the remarks made by FCC Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein Before The Media Institute on May 20, 2003.

Author(s): Pickering, Ted
Date of Publication: Apr 30, 2003

Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University and the Center for Arts and Culture held a Meeting on Cultural Diplomacy on April 30, 2003 in Washington, DC. This is a transcript of the introductory speech entitled “Cultural Diplomacy Best Practices” presented by Thomas Pickering.

Author(s): Wyszomirski, Ph.D., Margaret J.; Burgess, Christoper; and Peila, Catherine
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2003

Diplomatic historian Frank Ninkovich observed that public diplomacy is “the promotion or communication between peoples as opposed to governments…” and is designed to “build agreement based on common values.” (Ninkovich, 1996, p. 3) As expressed in the motto of the former United States Information Agency, the aim of public and cultural diplomacy efforts is “telling America’s story to the world.” Public diplomacy is a two-way communication process that includes both efforts to project a nation’s image and values to other countries and

Author(s): Pincus, Ted
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2003

Facing a $5 billion deficit in next year's state budget, the folks in Springfield are in a cost-cutting frame of mind. No cows will be sacred. Both the governor's office and Legislature will be sorely tempted to slash state funding--especially of what they'll term the "non-essentials."

Author(s): National Arts Journalism Program
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2003

Arts & Minds: A Conference on Cultural Diplomacy amid Global Tensions, held on April 14-15, 2003 at Columbia University, put a spotlight on cultural diplomacy's history, viability, and prospects.