Tag Archives: Cultural diplomacy

  1. The Gorilla & the Deep Blue (Ocean) Sea

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    July 23, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

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    This is a tumultuous time in the US. The Sanford, Florida, trial that let a murderer walk free reinforced various …
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  2. SeminArts: cultural education

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    July 4, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

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    Cheating is a pervasive in our educational system; ok, yes, and in so many other areas of recent angst such …
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  3. Skills Shortage on the Global Stage

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    February 6, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

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    In one of my favorite Foreign Affairs articles, Secretary of State (former) Hilary Rodham Clinton sounds very much like the …
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  4. Midday Riffs: Don Tapscott, Knowledge & the Suite Life

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    January 26, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

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    “A blues riff is a brief musical phrase that is repeated, sometimes with very subtle variations…” –Albert Murray, Stomping the …
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  5. Morning Riffs: Apple & MOOCs

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    January 24, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

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    Duke Ellington, “It Don’t Mean a Thing” (1943) “A blues riff is a brief musical phrase that is repeated, sometimes …
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  6. Call-and-Response: the US, Qatar & Current TV

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    January 7, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

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    In a move that exemplifies his ability to identify and form strategic partnerships – not to mention his business acumen …
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  7. Train Whistle Diplomacy: Blues-Based Jazz & National Identity

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    October 1, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Train Whistle Diplomacy: Blues-Based Jazz and National Identity (47 – 67) Blues and swing, 48 – 51 Blues-Based jazz, 51 – …
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  8. Facebook, Jazz & the Possibilities of Global Scale

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    May 21, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

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    It seems to me that Facebook aspires towards the same openness and global reach as jazz. Moreover, it seems these trajectories converge …
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  9. Practice What You Preach

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    April 3, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    I am no fan of Sarah Palin. So I was irritated by the TODAY show’s decision to use her as a …
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  10. Six-part Harmony

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    March 26, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Recently, I’ve written about seemingly disparate but related conversations. As if these conversations are individual musical notes, they fill my …
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