Meaningful Engagement International

Development, Arts and Cultural Policy Consulting

News and Upcoming Events 

For arts and cultural policy-related event listings check out the organizations listed on the Links and Resources page.  Below is a list of projects highlighted in the news preceded by a list of planned engagements and attendance at cultural policy events. 

 Location, Future Engagements and Planned Attendance etc.

October-December 2015, London, UK

late December 2016, Montreal, QC 

January 2016, East Coast USA/London UK

February 2016: Women in Foreign Policy Mentor Fair, Washington, DC

Updated November 2015

In the News:

Updated as appropriate.

World Policy Institute: Beyond Cultural Diplomacy (October 13, 2013) Synopsis Released

Release of the 2012 Salary and Benefits Report by the Council on Foundations as featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy on June 28, 2013.

John Ferguson presents our coauthored presentation "Art in Difficult Places: Best Practice Models for Performing Arts in Nations Emerging from Conflict or Isolation" at an Institute for Cultural Diplomacy February 2011 conference in Berlin. 

Beyond Attendence: A Multi-modal understanding of arts participation coauthored by Jennifer Novak-Leonard and Alan Brown was released by the NEA in February 2011. (I provided initial framing as a coauthor of the proposal and was an early reviewer of the Monograph.) 

The League of American Orchestra's Winter Issue of "Symphony" includes an article entitled "Bridge Builders" about orchestras and cultural diplomacy that features American Voices and includes quotes from John Ferguson, Marc Thayer and myself.

Bob Lynch's November 18, 2010 blog, "The Arts as an International Force for Change" in the Huffington Post highlighted the final report of the 2009 National Arts Policy Roundtable on "The Role of the Arts in Strengthening and Inspiring the 21st Century Global Community" and the Robert Sterling Clark Research.

American Voices will be one of the 14 recognized models of U.S. citizen diplomacy organizations for international cultural engagement at the U.S. Citizen Diplomacy Summit on November 17, 2010.

Checkout the new trailer for "Camp Unity" to be featured at the 2010 Montreal International Film Festival .

A New Reflection of Cultural Vitality. Artsblog. January 22, 2010. 

THe Winter 2009/2010 Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society featured the U.S. Public and Cultural Policy Timeline as a supplemental resource to its edition "Repositioning the US in International Cultural Relations". 

"U.S. Cultural Diplomacy Timeline" featured in "Valuing Cultural Diplomacy and Engagement for the 21st Century"" by Marete Wester,  published July 1, 2009 on Artsblog.

Global Youth Assembly engages future world leaders to make change, The Gateway, University of Alberta, August 9, 2007