10 outstanding Spanish- and Portuguese-language films will be shown online this month, courtesy of the DC-based Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association (AACIA).
David Yergin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of four books dealing with energy issues, headlined the first of a series of “Thought Leaders” webinars hosted by the Washington-based National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC). More than 400 business leaders, DC-based diplomats and senior government officials tuned into the Feb. 1 event.
The Polish and Lithuanian embasses in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 6 jointly hosted an evening of solidarity with protesters opposed to the Lukashenko dictatorship in Belarus.
Veteran diplomats Yousef Al Otaiba of the United Arab Emirates and Jeremy Issacharoff of Israel discuss the Abraham Accords and the prospects for Middle East peace.
The Embassy of Uzbekistan in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 9 hosted a webinar to honor poet Alisher Navoiy, who was born 580 years ago.
It’s not too late to check out “Nordic Women in Film 2021,” a five-week celebration of Scandinavian artistic ambition and cultural exchange, will allow audiences across the United States to watch five contemporary films, followed by intimate panel discussions with groundbreaking female Nordic and American filmmakers.
With the pandemic raging all around us, folks are doing their best to stay healthy and keep immunity levels as high as possible. No wonder 700 people tuned in last week to the Italian Embassy’s Nov. 16 webinar “The Healing Power of the Mediterranean Diet.”
“Art and Authenticity in the Age of Fake News,” a new virtual exhibition organized by the American University Museum, features 30 paintings, photographs and prints spanning the 20th century that illustrate how artists blurred fact and fiction to stretch the truth — and our imaginations.
When it comes to diplomatic spouses, there are a lot of clichés, inspired mostly by decades of glamorous Hollywood portrayals and the mysterious aura of diplomacy. But the reality is far more complicated — for better and for worse.
As many as seven million Venezuelans will have fled their country by the end of this year if borders with neighboring countries reopen and President Nicolás Maduro remains in power.
The emergence of a dynamic young leader galvanized the Venezuelan opposition two years ago. Juan Guaido united disparate opposition parties and won recognition as the country’s legitimate president from Donald Trump’s administration and dozens of other governments.
In his first foreign policy address as president, delivered last week at the State Department, Joe Biden drew the curtain on the disastrous Trump era, rededicating the United States to repairing its tattered alliances, reengaging the world and defending freedom.
Washington, D.C., is home to more think tanks—and better ones—than any other city on Earth. In fact, six of the world’s 20 best such organizations are headquartered in the nation’s capital, according to the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Strategies Program.
Democrats are moving full steam ahead with President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package, and while they’ve left the door open for talks with Republicans, they’ve made it clear that they’re plowing forward with or without GOP buy-in.
On Jan. 29, Domingos Fezas Vital, Portugal’s ambassador to the United States, hosted a webinar with top representatives of the Greek, Irish, Italian, Polish and Portuguese diaspora communities.
“Virtual diplomacy” just took on a whole new meaning. On Feb. 1, for the first time in history, two countries — in this case Israel and Kosovo — established official ties remotely, during a 28-minute ceremony broadcast via Zoom from two capital cities nearly 1,100 miles apart.
After decades of stalemate, international negotiators will try, once again, to restart talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots over the divided eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus. But this time, the goalposts have fundamentally shifted.
With COVID-19 casting a frightening shadow over the world, several experts debated the pluses and, mostly, minuses of our current virtual reality, in which public health concerns have trumped international travel, making it nearly impossible for diplomats to meet face-to-face.
The ongoing pandemic has turned Washington’s annual Winternational event into an online, year-round marketplace celebrating the D.C.’s diverse diplomatic community and its artisan diaspora.
Two of the biggest international stories of 2020 — COVID-19 and the Arab world’s gradual warming to Israel — dominated the awards gala hosted by the Washington-based nonprofit group America Abroad Media.
Say the word “diplomat” and most people automatically think of the roughly 175 ambassadors who represent their countries at physical embassies in the nation’s capital. Yet when foreign nationals find themselves in a pickle, they usually turn to consular officers — not ambassadors — for assistance.
Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was this year’s honoree at the National Italian-American Foundation’s 45th anniversary gala, which drew thousands of viewers during its Oct. 31 live-stream.
Historian Margaret MacMillan skyrocketed to global prominence nearly two decades ago with “Paris 1919,” a riveting and authoritative account of the peace conference following World War I. In her latest book, MacMillan deploys her formidable skills of narration and analysis to assess one of the most mysterious aspects of the human experience: war.
After 43 days of fighting, thousands dead and wounded, the creation of a new humanitarian crisis and a major geopolitical shift in a longstanding frozen conflict, a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh came into effect at midnight on Nov. 9, although many questions remain about what will happen to this disputed territory.