International MPs observing Catalan Elections invited to Camp Nou
The member of parliaments who will follow the Parliamentary elections on Sunday will see the game against Las Palmas on Saturday from the Presidential Box
FC Barcelona at a DiploCat event in 2013. / Rubén Moreno.
FC Barcelona has invited the international MPs who are following the Catalan Parliamentary Elections as observers to the President Suñol box at Camp Nou for the game between the blaugranes and Las Palmas on Saturday at 4.00pm CET.
The 15 members of regional, state and European parliaments are in Barcelona as guests of the Council for Public Diplomacy in Catalonia (DIPLOCAT). The visitors will play an observational role on Sunday during election, attending meetings and then reporting back to their respective countries.
FC Barcelona has formed part of the of the DIPLOCAT since December 2013 and as a social and sporting entity and is represented by the vice president Carles Vilarrubí.
The Council for Public Diplomacy in Catalonia (DIPLOCAT) is an institution that was created in November 2012 as a public-private organisation that has as its objective to explain to the outside world and inform international public opinion about Catalonia and at same time raising its profile internationally.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."