The deadline for our exchange program Community Engagement through the Arts: American Muralists is fast approaching. In honor of International Women’s Day this Saturday, March 8, we’re sharing four community murals made by or about inspirational women around the world. Continue
When most individuals think of the Indian film industry, Bollywood immediately comes to mind–Bollywood, the behemoth business that produces over 1,000 films a year, or twice the number Hollywood produces. These theatrical and spectacular productions have given Bollywood its reputation as a giant in the international world of film and media, especially due to the sheer volume of films produced by the Indian industry. However, in comparison to the U.S., whose film industry brings in $51 billion a year, Bollywood’s revenue is only about $4.5 billion. Why the extreme discrepancy? While many reasons can explain the lack of revenue garnered by Bollywood, one of the main reasons is the amount of—and lack of regulation against—piracy in India.
“What sounds more boring that a Secretariat?”
That’s what we thought when we heard about the Norwegian Barents Secretariat.
In reality, this organization is responsible for coordinating pretty interesting exchange programs, such as hockey games between Norwegian and Russian youth. This is one of their people-to-people diplomacy programs, with which they bridge relations between Norwegians and Russians in the Barents region.
On Tuesday, February 25th, Meridian International Center and Booz Allen will host “Culture at Work: Building an Intercultural Organization for an Interconnected World.” The event will include presentations and panel discussions by a variety of experts including Booz Allen Hamilton Vice President Grant McLaughlin; Luis Viada, President of Meridian’s Global Leadership Institute; Jason Kemp, a leader in Booz Allen Hamilton’s
commercial and international practices; Dr. J.P. Singh, Professor of Global Affairs and Cultural Studies, George Mason University; and Connie
Tzioumis, Director of Partnerships, Global Partnership Initiative, U.S. Department of State.