Institute for Economic Strategies of the Social Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow and Russian-German Center VIKA in Hannover are inviting to participate in the Russian-German International Forum “Cultural Diplomacy in the 21st century: new challenges, new solutions”.
The forum will be held in Moscow at the Ethnographic Park and Museum Etnomir (the Kaluga region) on April 11-14, 2016. It will become a public platform for discussions among socially active creative youth from Russia and German and will provide young people with an opportunity to interact with each other.
The forum will be held in the format of plenary sessions, discussions and a business game and will create certain conditions for the participants to understand the current situation, develop new approaches and tools of cultural diplomacy, international youth cooperation and start their own joint creative projects.
The forum is held with financial support of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, Russian Coordination Bureau on Youth Exchanges with the Federal Republic of Germany (Moscow, Russia), the German-Russian Youth Exchange Foundation (Hamburg, Germany), the Lower Saxony Institute for Social, Family and Youth Affairs (Hannover, Germany).
A full text of the article in Russian can be found here.
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" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). 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."