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Elizabeth (Liz) Colton promotes diplomacy through her global lecturing/teaching, currently as a UN Institute for Training and Research professor teaching public and cultural diplomacy in Unitar's collaborative international universities' online courses and as Diplomat-and-Journalist-in-Residence at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, N.C. An Emmy Award-winning former international journalist/diplomatic correspondent, author, retired United States Foreign Service officer, Peace Corps volunteer, UN international development planner, Fulbright Scholar and MacArthur Fellow in Globalization Studies, Colton serves on national boards of Reporters Sans Frontieres, DACOR Organizations for Foreign Affairs Professionals and previously the Public Diplomacy Council. Dr. Colton holds a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  •  July 22, 2021 
Naoko Yamazaki made space history not only as the second woman astronaut from Japan, but also by participating in the record-setting 2010 NASA space shuttle mission STS-131 to the International Space Station, or ISS. Launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., the mission marked the first time that four women were …
  •  December 24, 2020 
Pakistan is where I’ve had some of my favorite Christmases. Founded as a Muslim state by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the nation honors his birthday on Dec. 25 as a national holiday. “Merry Christmas & Greetings on Quaid-i-Azam Day” were frequent email greetings I received when I lived there as a diplomat. As our Covid-Christmas …

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