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Fostering Connections Through Cultural Diplomacy

Co-presented by BAM and NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dance

Co-hosted by DanceMotion USASM and Seán Curran
With Adrienne Bryant, Helena Kane Finn, Joseph Merante, and Reggie Wilson 
Moderated by Elmira Bayrasli

DanceMotion USASM in conjunction with choreographer Seán Curran hosts an illuminating panel discussion about cultural diplomacy in our current age. Participating panelists—Executive Director Adrienne Bryant (Dance Heginbotham), former Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State Helena Kane Finn, Artistic Director and Choreographer Reggie Wilson (Fist and Heel Performance Group), and Chief Operating Officer of the Humpty Dumpty Institute and former US Foreign Service Officer Joseph Merante—explore how culture can be used for mutual, person-to-person understanding and in transcending borders. The implementation and success of outreach and exchange programs, like DanceMotion USASM, is used as a starting point for this wide-ranging topic. Author and foreign policy and entrepreneurship expert Elmira Bayrasli moderates.