By Andrew F. Cooper, Louise Frechette
Time journal named Bono and invoice and Melinda Gates their "Persons of the Year." The United countries tapped Angelina Jolie as a goodwill ambassador. Bob Geldof equipped the Live8 live performance to push the G8 leaders' summit on AIDS and debt reduction. What has end up known as "celebrity international relations" draws large media realization, major funds, and most sensible respectable entry around the globe. yet is that this phenomenon simply the most recent fad? Are celebrities dabbling in an enviornment that's out in their intensity, or are they bringing justified discover to special difficulties that would in a different way languish at the crowded overseas diplomatic scene? This e-book is the 1st to ascertain big name international relations as a significant international venture with vital implications, either optimistic and detrimental. meant for readers who would possibly not usually examine celebrities, it is going to additionally allure audiences frequently grew to become off by means of foreign affairs. Celebrities convey optimism and "buzz" to concerns that appear deep and gloomy. whether their lofty ambitions stay elusive, whilst celebrities converse, different actors within the international process hear.
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As a wartime victim of famine, Hepburn had credibility in addressing issues of malnutrition among children and the plight of refugees that most celebrities simply did not possess. Indeed, she had been a recipient of help from the UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, the forerunner of UNICEF, at the end of the war. On top of this street credibility, she combined an elegance and fearlessness that evoked awe. During the late 1980s, she was willing to travel to the then Ethiopian provinces of Tigre and Eritrea by Hercules cargo plane and light aircraft.
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Celebrity Diplomacy by Andrew F. Cooper, Louise Frechette