Who is who in Digital and Public Diplomacy

The Banality of Soft Power

what is Soft Power in the 21st century? It is the ability to manage the normative associations that a state evokes so that a state is seen as a desirable partner for creating temporary coalitions or permanent alliances.

Mastering digital diplomacy: Sushma Swaraj, the ‘crusading Supermom of State’

In a rare feat for a legislator, Swaraj commanded the respect of people from all walks of life and across the aisle.

Jovan Kurbalija (55) is the Ambassador of the Internet

“ambassadors of the Internet”, says Jovan Kurbalija (55) in Geneva is called. In 1992, the native Serb invented the “digital diplomacy”. What is the...

Empowering Israel’s Foreign Service with innovative diplomacy

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is crying out for change more than ever before. The decade-long tenure of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister has plunged this key government agency, tasked with managing and carrying out Israel’s foreign affairs, to unprecedented lows. In many respects, the MFA i

[Commencement Address by Ambassador Robert Gosende, Practitioner of Public Diplomacy par excellence]

Keuka College: Commencement speaker and retired ambassador Robert Gosende offered a global perspective during Keuka College's 111th Commencement. (Photo: Rachel E. Dewey) - Madame President-- Mr. Board Chairman-- Distinguished other Board Members, especially Rev. Dr. Marlowe V.N. Washington,-- Distinguished and talented Faculty here at Keuka College,-- And most important of all today: graduating members of the Class of 2019:-It is my great honor to be with you today. You have bestowed on me the greatest honor of my life by inviting me to speak to you on the 56th anniversary of the rev. Martin Luther King’s appearance here in 1963. I am daunted and humbled and very nervous as I attempt to meet this challenge and uphold your high standards. I hope that you will find my remarks useful. I am embarrassed that my generation is leaving you with so much to do to set our country back on a more civilized course. That is cert..

Daryl Copeland Guerrilla Diplomacy

Daryl Copeland discusses his book, Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations, in which he charts the course for a new kind of diplomacy, one in tune with the demands of today's interconnected, technology-driven world.

China’s foreign ministry finally starts using Weibo to promote its message to millennials

The official voice of China’s foreign ministry has made its debut on Weibo, one of the country’s biggest social media platforms, as it tries to better connect with younger Chinese, 10 years after the microblogging site first began operations.

Dan Scavino White House Director of Social Media

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dan Scavino White House Director of Social Media Incumbent Assumed office January 22, 2017 President Donald Trump Preceded by Position established Personal details Born Daniel Scavino Jr. 1976 (age 42–43) Political party Republican Education State University of...

Nicholas J.Cull: “I do not understand diplomacy as a monopoly of the nation-state”

Interview with the British expert in public diplomacy, who has been invited to Barcelona by the Public Diplomacy Council of CataloniaAndreu Barnils, english.vilaweb.cat, 07.05.2019 Nicholas J.Cull (1964) is an expert in public diplomacy [JB emphasis], historian and director of the Master’s Degree in Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. Mr. Cull has specialised in diplomacy in the digital age, the importance of cinema and television series in this discipline and has just published the book Public Diplomacy – Foundations for Global Engagement in Digital Age (Polity, 2019). Cull was in Barcelona last Friday, ​​where he gave the inaugural lecture of the first public event of the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (Diplocat) after the attempt by the Sànish government to close the entity. VilaWeb has interviewed Mr. Cull via email. – Have you been following the Catalan case recently? What do you think about it? – For many years I have pointed to Diplocat in my classes as an..

Charles L. Glazer, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on...

Executive Calendar Prepared Under the Direction of Julie E. Adams, Secretary of the Senate By Jennifer A. Gorham, Executive Clerk One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, May 6, 2019, senate.gov Glazer image from Wikipedia UNITED STATES ADVISORY COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DIPLOMACY [JB emphasis] Charles L. Glazer, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy [JB: see] for a term expiring July 1, 2020, vice Lyndon L. Olson, Jr., term expired. [JB: Wikipedia on Glaser] Charles Louis Glazer (born 1943)[1] is a United States diplomat. He was sworn in as United States Ambassador to El Salvador on January 16, 2007.[2] Mr. Glazer tendered his resignation, effective Tuesday, January 20, 2009, following an order by the incoming Obama administration requiring the departure of politically appointed ambassadors.Prior to his ambassadorial appointment, Charles L. Glazer was President and Chief Executive Officer of C. L. Glazer & Company, Inc.[1], an institutional brok..