Sunday, May 14th 2017
When my paper copy of the Foreign Service Journal arrives, I set aside time to go through it from cover to cover. There's always something about foreign affairs that I haven't seen in the various newspapers, newsletters and electronic sources I receive.
The American Foreign Service Association has announced recently an electronic archive going back 99 years. You'll see from one of the first covers that in 1919, the Journal called itself the American Consular Bulletin and was published by the American Consular Association.Read More
Thursday, January 5th 2017
Following up on a prior post, here are the abstracts of each chapter in the PDC’s latest book--
Deborah L. Trent
2. Public Diplomacy: Can It Be Defined?
Anthony C. E. QuaintonRead More
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.Read More
Thursday, October 13th 2016
We are excited to invite you to submit your photographs for display in the Public Diplomacy Council’s 2017 photographic exhibition, Images of Public Diplomacy: Ideas, Experiences, Relationships.Read More
Sunday, October 9th 2016
In September, 2016, the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security of the Atlantic Council published a report The Future of the Army: Today, Tomorrow, and the Day after Tomorrow by retired Army Lieutenant General David Barno and Nora Bensahel, Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at American University’s School of International Service.
The two bluntly assessed national security challenges in the near, medium, and long term. Shaping the Army and its overseas basing and logistics postures to meet these challenges will no doubt require substantial collaboration with the Department of State.
There are, however, no mentions of “diplomacy,” “diplomatic,” “public affairs,” “public relations,” or “civil affairs” in the report.
Neither are there mentions of “information operations,” “international development,” “disinformation,” “propaganda,” or “stabilization.” There is a single glancing mention of “interagency.”Read More