Top Five Reasons Why Africa Should Be a Priority for the United States
Released in March 2013, this report from the Brookings Institution’s African Growth Initiative provides compelling information on why the African continent should be a public policy priority for the United States. The report is divided into five short sections, including “China in Africa: Implications for U.S. Competition and Diplomacy,” “Transforming the U.S.-African Commercial Relationship,” and “Advancing Peace and Security in Africa.” It’s a timely work that sets out a cogent argument and will be of particular interest to public policy scholars, journalists, and others interested in global politics.
[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 15, April 12, 2013]
John Lennon said he’d prefer to be remembered as a peacenik than a Beatle. If you feel the same way, a visit to this exhibition from the Tate Liverpool, showcasing Picasso’s pacifist side, will be inspirational. Picasso’s “Dove of Peace” is featured throughout the website, and several versions of the bird are on display in room 3 of the show, including Hands Entwined III; Dove with Olive Branch, 1961; Dove of Peace (Dove of l’Humanite), 1950; and White Dove on Black Background, 1947. There is also a set of downloadable mp3 audio files discussing the works in the room. The audio files “Dove” details how Picasso’s dove came to represent the peace movement, there is even a quote from Picasso himself, in which he says that he doesn’t understand how the dove became a peace symbol, since it is an exceedingly cruel bird. Picasso created many versions of the dove, beginning in 1945, and up until his death in 1973.
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It aims to provide greater understanding of the complex and changing relationships between international tourism and cultures, maximize the potential of tourism to promote and support cultural diversity, stimulate intercultural dialogue and contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals i.e. toward peace, poverty alleviation, environmental sustainability, diversity and inter-cultural dialogue.
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