The Humpty Dumpty Institute is committed to expanding people-to-people contact internationally through its cultural diplomacy program. Working with the U.S. Department of State to help advance U.S. culture and values worldwide, HDI has organized and implemented programs in over a dozen countries since 2006. These programs are currently undertaken by three HDI Celebrity Spokespersons:
While traveling overseas on behalf of HDI, these American performers not only entertain but they also engage local populations through lectures and master classes. Special emphasis is placed on the mandate of the State Department’s Bureau of Cultural and Education Affairs (exchanges.state.gov) to reach disenfranchised audiences in non-traditional venues. HDI’s Celebrity Spokespersons have thus done shows in war zones, prisons, rehabilitation centers, and other places that would not otherwise enjoy direct exposure to live performances by American artists.