Music in Cold War Diplomacy

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During the Cold War,
thousands of musicians from the United States traveled the world under the
sponsorship of the U.S. State Department's Cultural Presentations program. At
the same time, through personal contacts and the media, State Department-sponsored
concerts created subtle musical, social, and political relationships on a global
scale. These relationships turned individual musicians into citizen-diplomats,
changing their perspective and re-defining what citizenship meant in the Cold
War world. Join Dr. Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Professor of Music at The Ohio
State University as she talks about how music was used in Cold War diplomacy.


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