U of M on the Cold Front

Under the Cultural Exchange Agreement between the U.S. and the USSR, many artists were able to travel to the USSR and perform. The idea behind the program is that the exchange of cultural elements would create a middle ground on which our two societies at odds could interact. I love the idea of using art/dance/music to foster relations between countries and is part of the reason I want to work in foreign relations one day.

And so to my delight, yesterday I received an e-mail from UofM commemorating the Symphony Band’s 1961 Tour of Russia. Cool! Link below…

Cold War Memories