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Quotable: Mark Moyar on education in the U.S. as a development strategy

Monday, November 7th 2016

Title:               Billions Wasted in Foreign Aid—but at Least It’s Not Elitist

 

"The U.S. should revive funding for public and private institutions of higher education in underdeveloped countries, with emphasis on programs pertaining to governance and security, and bring back USAID and private scholarship programs."

 

Subtitle:        Educating foreigners in the U.S. and sending them back to the Third World was working. It couldn’t last.

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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

Will Someone Stand Up?

Monday, May 12th 2014

Because this is the Public Diplomacy Council, and because we believe public diplomacy works, we should  speak up when there is a danger of damage to America’s public diplomacy.

Speaking up is even more appropriate when American diplomacy in general seems to be most in need of all its strengths and tools.  I mean, would you cut off the water while the firefighters are dealing with a burning building? Would you take arms away from soldiers in the midst of a battle? 

But that’s what someone seems to be doing to the diplomats at the State Department.  Just at the moment when America is bringing the troops home, when Vladimir Putin is challenging us as no one has since 1939, and when the United States needs friends and partners more than ever before, the State Department  proposes a 30.5 million dollar cut in the Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program.

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Summary: A career public diplomacy officer, Brian Carlson advises the InterMedia research organization on military and foreign affairs issues and manages communication strategies for private clients. 

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Ambassador Brian E. Carlson, a former Career Minister in the United States Foreign Service, currently assists international media and audience analysis firm InterMedia on defense and diplomatic sector activities. 

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Author: Brian Carlson

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Under Secretaries

Friday, March 30th 2012

Tara Sonenshine was confirmed Thursday night by the Senate, and she will probably take office officially early this week.  (She can be sworn in privately by some current official and begin work, even as a more formal ceremony is planned for a few weeks hence.)

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Summary: A career public diplomacy officer, Brian Carlson advises the InterMedia research organization on military and foreign affairs issues and manages communication strategies for private clients. 

Career 

Ambassador Brian E. Carlson, a former Career Minister in the United States Foreign Service, currently assists international media and audience analysis firm InterMedia on defense and diplomatic sector activities. 

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Author: Brian Carlson

House Appropriators Cut Spending on Information Operations

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

In a move that Walter Pincus reads as continuing distrust of military involvement in America's international communication efforts, the House Appropriations Committee has voted to cut about $125 million from the requested $300 million Military Information Support Operations item in the 2012 Defense Appropriations bill.   (This item was just posted this morning, so it was not in the Washington Post on your doorstep.)

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Summary: A career public diplomacy officer, Brian Carlson advises the InterMedia research organization on military and foreign affairs issues and manages communication strategies for private clients. 

Career 

Ambassador Brian E. Carlson, a former Career Minister in the United States Foreign Service, currently assists international media and audience analysis firm InterMedia on defense and diplomatic sector activities. 

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Author: Brian Carlson

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