Category Archives: Cultural diplomacy

  1. Follow the Music

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    June 24, 2014 by Jackie Modeste

    This is an excerpt of my remarks for the June 19, 2014, Jazz Diplomacy event sponsored by Natixis at the …
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  2. ‘Mind the Gap’ — Develop Cultural Competence

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    June 9, 2014 by Jackie Modeste

    The alleged “skills gap” dominates conversations about the relationship between education and work. Peter Smirniotopoulos and his co-author Natalie Pregibon …
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  3. The Gorilla & the Deep Blue (Ocean) Sea

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    July 23, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

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

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    July 4, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

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

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    February 6, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

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

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    January 26, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

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

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    January 24, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    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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