Lydia Kaplan
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Lecturer, Professor
Kean University
What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Communication, Culture, Diplomacy, Education, Ethics, Sustainability, Youth
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I hope to connect with people who see the good in the world.

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Posted on December 30, 2018 at 6:12pm 0 Comments

Do you ever wonder what your grandparents, or great-grandparents, would say about the world if they were alive? What would they be most proud of? Baffled by? Angry about? What advice would they give?

menu of peace

Posted on December 28, 2018 at 8:29pm 1 Comment

Think of your favorite dishes from around the world. Sounds like a crazy idea but....what if we made a meal of recipes from enemy tables? How dare we find things delicious, prepared by the "villains" of this world? 

I think this would be a great party. Who's in?


Posted on May 23, 2018 at 8:10pm 0 Comments

So many cultures give flowers as a greeting, a gift, an offering of peace, to mark a rite of passage.

As Spring is in full bloom in the US, I wonder about flowers.

What are your thoughts? How does your culture use flowers in a special way?

sports diplomacy

Posted on January 23, 2018 at 1:06pm 0 Comments

i've been hearing about "sports diplomacy" these days, mostly surrounding north korean and south korean relations during the upcoming olympics. in fact, it has been in existence since ancient greece, and is referred to as "the olympic truce". here's a link for more information, from the olympic organization:…


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At 5:11pm on January 4, 2015, Al LeBlanc said…

Lydia: Agree,  I believe that "cyberspace" provides the universal communication medium inter-connecting "usall" consciences/common psychological needs for world peace and planet survival.  Seems to me a general "awakening" of our PersonalCyber/SocialMedia Power to "make a difference is overdue !  People will realize this is an incumbent responsibility versus Indifference and hopefully engage in #cyberpeacefare. Al


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