Netherlands en World Views: April 5, 2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday the U.N. General Assembly approved a treaty to regulate the global arms trade, and the panel explores what role the CIA is playing in Arab and Turkish military aid to Syria.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ambassador&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="" target="_blank">Cynthia Schneider</a> joins Suzette Grillot and Joshua Landis to discuss how culture influenced her diplomacy while representing the United States in the Netherlands between 1998 and 2001.</span></p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 3321 at World Views: April 5, 2013 How Diplomacy Through Culture Can "Hold Up a Mirror" to Government <p></p><p></p><p>While serving as the U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands in 2001, <a href="" target="_blank">Cynthia Schneider</a> used Hollywood to approach sensitive drug issues between American and Dutch officials.</p><p>Schneider invited embassy staffers focusing on drugs, and their counterparts in the Dutch Ministry of Justice, to a screening of Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning film <em>Traffic.</em></p><p>“It's a very powerful film that shows the intricacies of drug trafficking, and really shows how complicated it is,” Schneider says. “That was a fantastic experience because it kind of leveled the playing ground, and after seeing that film together we were able to have the most honest, direct conversation that we ever had, and really make progress.”</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:31:52 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 3212 at How Diplomacy Through Culture Can "Hold Up a Mirror" to Government