There is a lot of talk about political leaders, foreign ministries and individual ambassadors in the social media, but there is a more important discussion when it comes to digital diplomacy. Rather than consuming digital content and playing with social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, the real challenge of online diplomacy is about ‘digital
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Michigan State University International Studies and Programs has named the recipients of this year’s international awards, which celebrate contributions by MSU faculty, students and community members in international research, teaching, innovation and engagement.
Award recipients are:
Deborah J. Margolis: librarian, MSU Libraries. Recipient of the Charles A. Gliozzo Award for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] . …
Sarah Wolfson, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Jan 29, 2019Image from article, with caption: Austin Maddox, a M.S. journalism graduate student and a fellow in the USC Center for Public Diplomacy (CPD) attended the first major soft power conference in New Delhi, India. Photo courtesy of: Austin Maddox.
“How do students, who are bombarded with information and always on their phones, remain present and mindful?” Austin Maddox asked.
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) fellow posed that question to Gopi Kallayil, Google’s chief evangelist of brand marketing at the Conference on Soft Power, a three-day event hosted by the India Foundation in New Delhi, India. Kallayil is known for blending technology with spirituality and mindfulness, including establishing a yoga program for Google employees.
“Technology can either be used as a tool for great benefit or it can be a weapon of mass distraction,” Kallayil replied. “The choice is up to us as human beings; we have t..
Lina AlmaeenaThis week, Saudi Arabian women hit a new milestone in the field of sports, this time through a very unique initiative launched by Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council member, Lina Al-Maeena, and Belgium’s ambassador to the Kingdom, Dominique Mineur. According to Arab News, the two women created a project that saw a Riyadh-based, all-Saudi-female team compete – and triumph – against their rivals, a team of envoys from Belgium, Switzerland, Taiwan, Algeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The sister of Al-Maeena, who is co-founder of the Riyadh United basketball team, and their teammate Dania led their team to victory, breaking the deadlock in the very last moments of the game, a few seconds into overtime. Dr. Salwa Al-Hazza, head of the ophthalmology department at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, and Martina Strong, charge d’affaires at the US Embassy in Riyadh, awarded medals and trophies to the players. Amongst those cheering the teams on were Hind Al-Za..
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.