Saturday, March 25th 2017
There are also dangers in accepting a post-truth paradigm. Communicators, experts, and officials may feel overwhelmed and succumb to inaction or, worse, be seduced into adopting “post-truth techniques” that appeal only to emotion and sideline facts or challenging audiences’ beliefs.
Author: Ambassador Bruce Wharton, Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public AffairsRead More
Sunday, January 29th 2017
In November 2016, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), along with the Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) at the University of Southern California, convened public diplomacy thought leaders currently working in and out of government to assess the successes of PD in the outgoing administration, and make recommendations for a future course.
Subhead: Building Alliances, Fighting Extremism, and Dispelling Disinformation
Authors: Katherine A. Brown, Shannon N. Green, and Jian “Jay” Wang
Source: Center for Strategic and International StudiesRead More
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
“We were witnessing the emergence of an era in which fake news and fabricated facts would have very real results. . . . propaganda is now central, not secondary in its importance.”
Author: Brett Bruen (President, Global Situation Room, and an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University)Read More
Saturday, January 7th 2017
Subhead: And the U.S. is in the unaccustomed position of being seriously behind its adversaries
Authors: Brad Allenby and Joel Garreau (Co-directors of The Weaponized Narrative Initiative)Read More
Monday, November 7th 2016
“John Kerry’s looking for help—for technological innovations that could help win the online war with extremist groups like ISIS, find a path between privacy for US citizens (and dissidents abroad) and unbreakable encryption available to terrorists, and maybe even provide energy without damaging Earth’s climate or global economies.”