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Cultural Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution

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Cultural Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution

Join us for a fascinating discussion by Helena Kane Finn, a former U.S. career diplomat of the Department of State, who will speak on Cultural Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution. Dr. Finn’s remarks will deal with the ways in which the soft power of cultural diplomacy can be used in conflict resolution with the goal of promoting human rights. During her three decades as a U.S. diplomat, she has served in Berlin, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Frankfurt, Islamabad, Lahore, and twice in Ankara.

This event is sponsored by The CUNY Academy for the Humanities & Sciences, The Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies of the CUNY Graduate Center, the DAAD Alumni Association, and the Greater New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association.

What: Cultural Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution

When: Tuesday, December 17th; Doors open at 6:30pm, Talk begins at 7pm

Where: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street), 9th Floor, New York, NY 10016
(Please show ID to security at the entrance. Free and open to the public. Space limitations may apply. First come, first served.)

Biography: Before joining the diplomatic service, she was an Assistant professor of Literature at Bosphorus University (formerly Robert College) in Istanbul. She pursued post- doctoral studies at Princeton University in Comparative Literature and holds a doctoral degree in British and American Literature from St. John’s University. She is the Main New York Representative at the U.N. for the International Federation of Business and Professional Women. She is a member of the board of directors of the RIAS German-American journalism exchange program and the DAAD Alumni Association of the US. She chairs the board of the Battery Dance company in New York. More information on Helena Kane is available here: http://www.humanrightscolumbia.org/profile/visiting-scholars/helena-kane-finn


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