academic public diplomacy
Thursday, April 6th 2017
John Matel, who retired one year ago from a career in public diplomacy as a Foreign Service Officer, left this impression of our most recent First Monday Forum with three deans of international relations schools discussing trends in teaching.
[Taken from Facebook, with John Matel's permission]
Keeping some contact with my earlier life in public diplomacy, I went to “First Monday” held at AFSA and sponsored by the Public Diplomacy Council. This episode featured deans of schools that teach public diplomacy: James Goldgeier of American University, Joel Hellman of Georgetown, and Reuben Brigety II of George Washington talking about what they are teaching these days.
I have long said that public diplomacy is not rocket science. Almost everything we do in public diplomacy is simple and most of it is obvious. Doing it is not so easy. A comparison might be my cooking skills versus those of Gordon Ramsey. We can both use the same recipe, but I suspect his results might be better.Read More
Monday, October 24th 2016
Want to know which universities are most focused on public diplomacy? Where to get degrees in the subject? What kinds of courses form a part of a public diplomacy program? Take a look at our recently revised Academic Study page.Read More
Friday, October 7th 2016
"One of our goals sounds absurdly simple: increase knowledge of Asia among US leaders."
That was how Michael Gilligan described the mission of the foundation he leads, the Henry Luce Foundation, adding, “Asia matters to all of us.”Read More
Saturday, July 9th 2016
Donald Bishop, past president of the Council, decided more than a year ago to review all the writings that he could find on the Web (and then some) concerning public diplomacy, strategic communication, and related public affairs activities, mostly focusing on the United States Government. Don dubbed each item a "Quotable," and delivered its key insights in a blog post.
Readers of our blog will notice that Don's Quotables dominate. Such is the volume of comment and Don's commitment to the subject matter. He has summarized many hundreds of articles on these pages. And they're organized to reveal what writers are thinking about most every facet of government communication.
Look at a Quotable below on this page. Each carries a bevy of tags. Click on a tag and you will see all the other Quotables on that same subject. I just checked Don's tag "misinformation" and found seven articles on one of the most salient topics of the moment.
Several of our members cover scholarly writings as well as publishing on their own. One that this website carries is Bruce Gregory's Resources, a monthly compendium of scholarly publications. Bruce includes hyperlinks where they are available.
Public Diplomacy practitioners in particular would benefit from reading more into their topic, and I can't think of a better way to start than by consulting our Quotables.Read More
Friday, November 29th 2013
The Forum's first panel addressed Public Diplomacy past; the third panel discussed Public Diplomacy's future. This panel focused on Public Diplomacy present -- looking at the field since the shock of 9/11.Read More