About the Author: Suzanne Hall serves as Innovation Advisor for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Join Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Ann Stock via live webcast during the annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) on Friday, January 7, 2011 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST.
During the Culture in Diplomacy: A New Era for Arts & Cultural Relations plenary session, Assistant Secretary Stock will outline the Obama Administration's efforts to use cultural diplomacy as an important foreign policy tool. She will touch on many of the State Department's flagship cultural programmatic initiatives, including Rhythm Road, DanceMotion, smARTpower, Center Stage, and Cultural Envoys. Following her remarks, Assistant Secretary Stock will moderate a panel on how countries around the world are using culture as a bridge between nations.
How can you participate?
• Tune in for the livestream here.
• We'll be live-tweeting from the event via @AnnAtState.
• Use the hashtag #culturaldiplomacy to share your thoughts.
• Send us your questions in advance to @AnnAtState or on Facebook.
APAP brings together approximately 4,000 performing art professionals and artists from 49 states in the United States and 30 countries, making it the largest performing arts industry event.
To learn more about APAP|NYC 2011, click here.