Diplomacy and Media the topic of First Monday Forum with USC's Seib

USC Professor Philip Seib chats with PDC President Adam Clayton Powell III before Seib's talk "The Future of #Diplomacy" at the First Monday Forum on December 5 in Washington.  Prof. Seib discussed his new book by the same name, and how it relates to the upcoming Trump Administration.

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Public Diplomacy: Seen on the Web (III)

Sunday, August 14th 2016

These are abbreviated references to articles "seen on the web" relating to public affairs, Public Diplomacy, international broadcasting, and information operations, provided in this format to allow searches on this PDC website.  They supplement the "Quotables" series.  These articles are from December, 2015.

 

 

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Donald M. Bishop is the Bren Chair of Strategic Communications at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. 

Mr. Bishop served as a Foreign Service Officer – first in the U.S. Information Agency and then in the Department of State – for 31 years.  Specializing in Public Diplomacy, political-military affairs, and East Asia, he attained the rank of Minister-Counselor in the career service.  He was President of the Public Diplomacy Council from 2013 to 2015 and is now a member of the Board of Directors.

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Author: Donald M. Bishop

Public Diplomacy: Seen on the Web (II)

Sunday, August 14th 2016

These are abbreviated references to articles "seen on the web" relating to public affairs, Public Diplomacy, international broadcasting, and information operations, provided in this format to allow searches on this PDC website.  They supplement the "Quotables" series.  These articles are from December, 2015.

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Donald M. Bishop is the Bren Chair of Strategic Communications at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. 

Mr. Bishop served as a Foreign Service Officer – first in the U.S. Information Agency and then in the Department of State – for 31 years.  Specializing in Public Diplomacy, political-military affairs, and East Asia, he attained the rank of Minister-Counselor in the career service.  He was President of the Public Diplomacy Council from 2013 to 2015 and is now a member of the Board of Directors.

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Author: Donald M. Bishop

Public Diplomacy: Seen on the Web (I)

Sunday, August 14th 2016

These are abbreviated references to articles "seen on the web" relating to public affairs, Public Diplomacy, international broadcasting, and information operations, provided in this format to allow searches on this PDC website.  They supplement the "Quotables" series.

Read More

Donald M. Bishop is the Bren Chair of Strategic Communications at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. 

Mr. Bishop served as a Foreign Service Officer – first in the U.S. Information Agency and then in the Department of State – for 31 years.  Specializing in Public Diplomacy, political-military affairs, and East Asia, he attained the rank of Minister-Counselor in the career service.  He was President of the Public Diplomacy Council from 2013 to 2015 and is now a member of the Board of Directors.

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Author: Donald M. Bishop

Quotable: L. Gordon Crovitz on “Putin’s Infowar on America”

Friday, August 12th 2016

L. Gordon Crovitz of The Wall Street Journal opened his July 31, 2016 op-ed, “Putin’s Infowar on America,” by noting “Security experts believe Russia hacked all 63,000 of Mrs. Clinton’s emails as secretary of state, including the 33,000 emails she destroyed, and that Russia supplemented this information by later hacking the Clinton Foundation and the State Department.”  Here’s where he ran with that:

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Donald M. Bishop is the Bren Chair of Strategic Communications at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. 

Mr. Bishop served as a Foreign Service Officer – first in the U.S. Information Agency and then in the Department of State – for 31 years.  Specializing in Public Diplomacy, political-military affairs, and East Asia, he attained the rank of Minister-Counselor in the career service.  He was President of the Public Diplomacy Council from 2013 to 2015 and is now a member of the Board of Directors.

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Author: Donald M. Bishop

Quotable: Dimitry Adamsky on Russian concepts of information war

Friday, August 12th 2016

Those studying Russian information warfare, the Gerasimov Doctrine, and the Russian use of disinformation will want to read a November, 2015, paper published by the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI) in its Proliferation Papers series, “Cross-Domain Coercion: The Current Russian Art of Strategy.”  The author is Dmitry (Dana) Adamsky, Associate Professor at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel.

 

The paper is dense in its analysis of Russian strategic thinking, and it may seem too distant in its concerns for Public Diplomacy officers who are already too busy with Fulbright selections, writing and clearing today’s tweet for the Ambassador, arranging for the media coverage of an administration envoy to post, tangling with the consular section on visas for exchange program participants, and planning a reception at the Residence.  In my experience, moreover, Public Diplomacy officers don’t think in terms like “digital-technological,” “cognitive-psychological,” or “the campaign’s decisive battles on the informational front.”

 

At a time when Ukraine faces a Russia that covets border regions, however, and when NATO is deploying battalions to the Baltic States as a deterrent, understanding how Russian military and political leaders conceptualize information warfare is vital.  Nations with plans and doctrines achieve their goals; nations with none yield. 

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Donald M. Bishop is the Bren Chair of Strategic Communications at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. 

Mr. Bishop served as a Foreign Service Officer – first in the U.S. Information Agency and then in the Department of State – for 31 years.  Specializing in Public Diplomacy, political-military affairs, and East Asia, he attained the rank of Minister-Counselor in the career service.  He was President of the Public Diplomacy Council from 2013 to 2015 and is now a member of the Board of Directors.

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Author: Donald M. Bishop

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