Are Beauty Pageants a form of Public Diplomacy?

Thursday evening, while doing my usual patrol for news, I came across a BuzzFeed article,”First Black Miss Israel: I’m Not Ashamed To Say There Is Racism In Israel.” Needless to say that as a young, black, female, and a student of international affairs I was intrigued. The BuzzzFeed article is a different take on Israel;a […]

Scarlett Johansson resigns as Oxfam’s global ambassador

    On Thursday, January 30, Scarlett Johansson resigned as global ambassador for international development organization Oxfam. The resignation came after a controversial ad of Johansson surfaced on the internet. ¬†The advertisement featured Johansson ¬†endorsing the Israeli product, SodaStream. The ad fomented controversy on the internet do to the Israeli company’s ¬†manufacturing plant’s location in […]