Canada's PD Director Discusses Sesquicentennial Strategy

"We cannot rely solely on the star power of our Prime Minister," Vikas Sharma told the First Monday Forum audience. The director of Canada's public diplomacy office reviewed PD themes and tactics behind Canada's 150th anniversary celebration.

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Quotable: Dan Goure on preparing for information warfare

Saturday, January 7th 2017

"Yesterday’s hearings by the Senate Armed Services Committee on cyber threats highlighted the fact that the United States is at war on multiple fronts with Russia, China and several lesser powers. This is not a war in the traditional sense. It involves continuous cyber intrusions into all aspects of American life: politics, economics, governance and the military. . . . . It involves a massive information warfare campaign, once called propaganda, against U.S. and allied policies and institutions."

 

Headline:     President-elect Trump Needs To Prepare To Fight A Massive Information War

 

Author:         Dan Goure

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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: Public Diplomacy in Secretary Kerry’s “Cabinet Exit Memo”

Saturday, January 7th 2017

"‘The United States is more secure, more respected, and more engaged in the world than we were when President Obama took office eight years ago. We have brought the international community together to confront the most serious challenges we face and to seize the most significant opportunities that will shape our future.’

 

Headline:     Cabinet Exit Memo

 

Author:         Secretary of State John Kerry

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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

What's Inside the Latest PDC Book?

Thursday, January 5th 2017

Following up on a prior post, here are the abstracts of each chapter in the PDC’s latest book--

1. Introduction

Deborah L. Trent

2. Public Diplomacy: Can It Be Defined?

Anthony C. E. Quainton

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Debbie Trent is a public diplomacy and international development analyst. Her regional areas of expertise include the Near East, North Africa, South Asia, and Eurasia.

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Author: Dr. Deborah Trent

New PDC Volume for Instruction, Practice, and Analysis

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017

Looking for some news you can use in this time of sound-bitten political transition? Or, for a straightforward, yet up-to-date instructional volume? The 11 contributors to Nontraditional U.S. Public Diplomacy: Past, Present, and Future provide historical analysis, practice-based evidence, and forward-leaning insights for new and continuing actors in U.S. diplomacy’s expanding public dimension. The book is the U.S.

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Debbie Trent is a public diplomacy and international development analyst. Her regional areas of expertise include the Near East, North Africa, South Asia, and Eurasia.

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Author: Dr. Deborah Trent

New PDC Volume for Instruction, Practice, and Analysis

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017

At a time when public diplomacy is vital to the nation, we have a vitally important resource to address all aspects of the field. Kudos to the authors. Tara D. Sonenshine, former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

 

“This thoughtful new book probes the past and future of public diplomacy, which remains one of the more poorly understood instruments of U.S. foreign policy.”

 

Kristin M. Lord, president and CEO, IREX

President and CEO, IREX

 

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Debbie Trent is a public diplomacy and international development analyst. Her regional areas of expertise include the Near East, North Africa, South Asia, and Eurasia.

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Author: Dr. Deborah Trent

The Public Diplomacy Council is a nonprofit organization committed to the academic study, professional practice, and responsible advocacy of public diplomacy. Founded in 1988, the Council serves the community of public diplomacy professionals, professors and students interested in public diplomacy.

 

 

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PDC/USC First Monday Forums

April 3, 2017 - "Trends in IR Curricula: Implications for Public Diplomacy" with a panel of University Deans Discussing the Future of Public Diplomacy 

May 1, 2017 - Gary Knell, President and CEO, National Geographic Society

 

PDC Mentorship Lunch and Learn

April 19, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, at the American Foreign Service Association - "Build a Career that will get you a Principal Officer or DCMShip"

May 7, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, at the American Foreign Service Association- "Get to where you want to go: Successful Lobbying & Bidding

 

 

 

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