Assistant Secretary of State Ann Stock to Address APAP Conference, Jumpstart New Year of New Cultural Diplomacy Efforts

View John Brown's full blog post, which mention's Center StageSM.


Assistant Secretary of State Ann Stock to Address American Performing Arts Presenters Conference, Jumpstart New Year of New Cultural Diplomacy Efforts - Media Note, Office of the Spokesman, U.S. Department of State: "Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Ann Stock will address the annual American Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference in New York City on Friday, January 7, at 1:00 p.m. During the plenary session, Culture in Diplomacy: A New Era for Arts & Cultural Relations, Assistant Secretary Stock

will outline the Obama Administration’s efforts to use cultural diplomacy as an important foreign policy tool. Following her formal remarks, she will lead an interactive conversation with the Québec Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women as well as the Chief Executive Officer of Cultural Ireland. ... The plenary session will also be webcast live, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Updates will also be available via Twitter at @AnnatState with the hashtag #culturaldiplomacy. Questions for the panel discussion may also be submitted via Twitter using #culturaldiplomacy. During a special interest session on Saturday, January 8, staff representatives from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will participate in a discussion regarding CenterStageSM, a new and dynamic international exchange program. CenterStageSM will bring international performing arts ensembles to the United States beginning in 2012. ECA and the New England Foundation for the Arts, will hold a discussion for APAP members who may be interested in hosting the international performers and learning more about this new public diplomacy effort."