The Role of Public Diplomacy and Jazz Appreciation Month at Model United Nations Inauguration

Public Affairs Specialist Eva Prévost gave the keynote address on the importance of public diplomacy and international relations at the opening ceremony of the Model United Nations symposium at Rennes City Hall on April 1, 2015. The event was organized by the Institute of Political Science of Rennes. Prevost highlighted the importance of cultural diplomacy and used as an example the State Department’s “Jazz Ambassadors” program created during the Cold War, which sent many renowned American jazz musicians around the globe to encourage intercultural dialogue.