Areas of PDC activity, including academic study, professional practice and advocacy

Yemen’s Civil War: An Update

Yemen’s civil war, now in its sixth year, has directly affected or cost the lives of up to an estimated 100,000 people. Once again, there’s hope for a breakthrough and settlement of at least some factional differences aimed at ending the world’s most devastating civil conflict. The challenges to U. S. public diplomacy are complex.…

Lebanon Explosion: International Community’s Response

Lebanon’s death toll after a disastrous explosion in Beirut’s port area August 4 has killed nearly 200,000  people. That’s in a population of just over five million. The Associated Press reported that the government resigned and remaining officials have imposed a two-week-long lockdown throughout the tiny East Mediterranean country. The explosion occurred when 2,750 tons…

Five PD Favorites by Mike Anderson

1.TEACHING ABOUT PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND POWER:  The bipartisan U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) is continuing to do productive work to improve the public diplomacy functions vested in U.S. Government entities. Its latest product, Teaching Public Diplomacy and the Information Instruments of Power in a Complex Information Environment, is an 88-page special report intended for…