- Public diplomacy
- 14th August 2019
Music Diplomacy in Times of Conflict
Aug 7, 2019
Resonance is a music diplomacy podcast hosted by USC Master of Public Diplomacy (MPD) alumnus and CPD Multimedia Producer Jose Castillo.
The educational series seeks to explore the cultural significance of musical exchange across the globe and to build a case for music in the halls of governmental and non-governmental public diplomacy.
Below is the latest episode of Resonance, this time featuring a conversation with founding director of USC's MPD program, Professor and CPD Faculty Fellow Nicholas J. Cull.
Cull, public diplomacy's lead historian, discusses the role that music has played during times of international conflict, including case studies such as jazz diplomacy during the Cold War and the musical propaganda of Nazi Germany.
The first Resonance episode can be found on Soundcloud here and streaming on most podcast platforms.
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Kadira Pethiyagoda, nationalinterest.org
China's Legacy in Sri Lanka's Civil War Gives It a Diplomatic Edge
image (not from article) from, under the title “Sri Lanka backs China port city deal after threat to cancel,” lankapage.wordpress.com
China, India, and the United States have all been accused of interfering in Sri Lanka during both the 2015 election and the recent turmoil. While these countries have denied it, what is likely is that China’s new-found confidence in its image is based in an increasing insight into Sri Lankan politics, an insight that helps Beijing capitalize on the current situation.
In particular, Beijing’s strategists may have come to appreciate the lingering trauma of the three-decade civil war in the minds of Sri Lankans of all ethnic groups. …
The American and European positions during the war were viewed by large parts of the population as, at best, acquiescent to the separatist cause, and at worst, pursuing a clandestine divide-and-conqu..
YOUTH SPEAK SUMMIT 2018
November 30, 2018 News Desk
Youth Speak Summit will feature an exciting lineup of speakers from various fields and other activities. Pic: Youth Speak Summit 2018/ Facebook
Youth Speak Summit 2018, a collaborative initiative of the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai and NalandaWay Foundation, is a two-day conference that will bring together young people from various spheres in one platform to learn, share, and inspire change. The summit will take place December 1-2, 2018 at the Madras Management Association Centre, Anna Salai, Chennai.
The summit will comprise curated talks, panel discussions, workshops, contests, and art by some of the most inspiring minds in the country. The sessions will include talks by youth icons, discussions on issues, storytelling by young change-makers, clinics for counseling, panel discussions, human library, workshops, skill sharing sessions, and much more. Popular filmmaker Pa Ranjith will deliver the key note a..
Lloyd Grove, Daily Beast, 04.16.19
Julian Assange’s detractors in the media are many, but they also say that charging him over his WikiLeaks activities would amount to an attack on journalistic practice.
Former Time magazine editor Rick Stengel, who served in the Obama administration as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] and Public Affairs, pointed out that the Assange arrest and indictment could have alarming implications for journalists worldwide.
“It's not unreasonable to think that any prosecution of Assange emboldens autocratic leaders to crack down on journalists or whistleblowers,” Stengel told The Daily Beast.
“But the tragic thing is that if you look at any of the countries we might be talking about—Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia and others—they do not have laws that protect freedom of the press and they do have laws that punish those who criticize the government. That's why it's so dangerous to be a journalist in those places, an..
- Public diplomacy
- 18th January 2020
Latest Must-Reads in Public Diplomacy: January 2020
Jan 14, 2020
The January edition of CPD Faculty Fellow Bruce Gregory's public diplomacy reading list is now available. Known affectionately at CPD as “Bruce's List,” this list is a compilation of books, journal articles, papers and blogs on a wide variety of PD topics and features a number of CPD scholars.
Highlights from this latest list include:
“Cyber Diplomacy,” PD Magazine, Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California, Issue 22, Fall/Winter 2019. In this edition of PD Magazine, USC students and an array of international scholars and practitioners discuss issues relevant to diplomacy and its practice in the cyber domain. The articles divide into five sections. (1) “Equipping diplomats for the cyber age” begins with a lead article by Shaun Riordan (European Institute for International Studies) on “Cyber Diplomacy: Why Diplomats Need to Get Into Cyberspace.” (2) A section on “Cyber diplomacy’s risin..