Posts in Public Diplomacy
9 Arts of International Communication

Spinning narratives is an important skill for diplomats, so why bother writing something that will never be read only because you were told to write it.

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7 Ways to Protect your National Identity from an Abusive or Embarrassing Government

National identity can sometimes be as fragile as glass when a country is disgraced by its leaders and frowned upon by the international community

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11 Surprising Strategies in Building Confidence for African Investment

Not enough is being done by governments to support entrepreneurs looking to disrupt the African market currently dominated by China.

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Naheed Farid: The Heroic Politician

“Running for office in Afghanistan as a woman is seriously dangerous and difficult,” says Farid, who like many from her generation, were forced to drop out of school under the oppressive Taliban regime.

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Emmanuel Stockbroekx: Olympic Star of Europe

A recently-made Olympic star, Belgian-born Emmanuel Stockbroekx recently brought home a silver medal from winning the hockey finals at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, proudly titled “Man of the Game”.

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Unleashing Talent of Generation-Y

Consultant Khadija Hamouchi dives into the wide talents of young people that society has left behind.

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Michael Teoh: Model Citizen of the Month

Educational entrepreneur Michael Teoh is helping young people unleash their true potential has led him to inspire 1,000,000 millennials to become change makers

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The Uncertain Storm: Fear and Loathing in Brexitland

Consultant Joseph Henry reveals public perceptions on the ground as Brexit unfolds in the UK.

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Leader. Diplomat. Legend of Muhammed Ali.

We look at the work and life of American boxer Muhammad Ali, who through his actions and words, served as the people's diplomat.

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Does Money Equal Success?

A couple years ago, I woke up in my car behind a laundromat in Humboldt county. I’ve had been living out of it for several weeks and I couldn’t be happier. No job or home, half-starved and sleep deprived, yet I had found what I was looking for. This felt like the success in life I never attained in Los Angeles, no matter how many jobs I booked or where I lived.

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Taking a Ride with Born Survivor Bear Grylls

For the uninitiated, Bear Grylls is not the most conventional man in the world.  An ex-Eton student, he climbed his first cliff at 8 years old, broke his back during SAS training in 1996, and went on to conquering Mount Everest soon after at the age of 23. Nowadays, Grylls is famous for sending average citizens to remote islands to test out their survival skills in the harshest climates. 

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Felix Finkbeiner: Eco Super Hero

Citizen of the month, Felix Finkbeiner from Germany, leading the way in climate change justice. As a child, Felix Finkbeiner was inspired by Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai to plant one million trees in his native country. 

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Cutting through Climate Change Complacency

Forty thousand diplomats, journalists, campaigners and policy makers will descend on COP21 in Paris. This conference is one of the most important to date and aims to create a cross national agreement, mobilise vast sums of money and allow developing nations to undergo sustainable development.

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Zuriel Oduwale: 12-year-old Super Journalist

This month, we feature Nigeria-born Zuriel Oduwale as "Model Citizen of the Month". Zuriel is the youngest person in the world to be featured in Forbes Magazine and is one of Africa’s 100 Most Influential People of 2013. Zuriel wants to understand why girls in developing countries have little access to education.  

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The Not-So Inexperienced Youths

Hiring the right workforce in this unfavourable economic climate is vital for businesses. In times of crisis, companies are understandably relying on the hiring of an experienced workforce to maintain their level of competition in global markets. But what if the key to success and competition lied also in the hiring of unexperienced youths? 

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Bashaer Othman: The Worlds Youngest Minister

Want to know who the youngest government Minister in the world is? Meet Bashaer Othman, a 16-year-old from Palestine who became the first female teenager to take over as Mayor in a small town of 9,000 people. Read her story here.

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