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Ambassador of the Year & Public Diplomacy Awards 2019

Posted by Editor on Monday, May 27, 2019; Diplomat Magazine On the occasion of the 2nd Canada’s Ambassador of the Year&Public Diplomacy Awards 2019, the Faculty of Civil and Common Law of the University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the Deanship of the Diplomatic Corps of Canada and the International Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Council by Diplomat Magazine, celebrated in March its Awards Ceremony, that was followed by a reception. The Award consisted in a Canadian Inukshuk sculpture, and it was presented by the Deans of the Faculties of Law and the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps. Twelve prizes went to heads of diplomatic missions from twelve geographical regions to 12 award-winning ambassadors. Moreover, four special awards and recognitions were handed to organizations working closely with the foreign missions present in Canada. Special prizes also went to distinguished individuals, including a High Special Diplomatic Recognition to H.E. Constant Horace, Dean of the Diplomatic Cor..

The Dutch Council for Russian Compatriots elects a new Bureau. Posted by Editor on Saturday, June 1, 2019 · Leave a Comment Konstantin Makarenko, the Executive director of the Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis/underlining] Corps (PDC) Foundation named the priority for the current stage: “to change the principles of work”.The Hague, 18th May 2019. TASS Correspondent Vitaly Chugin. A scheduled conference of the Coordination Council of Russian compatriots was held last Saturday in the Hague. The Conference elected a new Bureau and set out the goals and tasks for the near future.When speaking to our TASS correspondent, Mr. Makarenko, the Executive director of the Public Diplomacy Corps (PDC) Foundation, who moderated the meeting, mentioned that the priority for the current stage is: “to change the principles of work”.“Our organization needs a new working style”, said Mr. Makarenko. “In the past our activists reported on their own work results. Now we have built an internet portal which will publish the information on positive experie..

Global Media Giants Meet to Debate Their Future and Challenges Ahead in the 21st...

Alan Heil, Public Diplomacy Council, May 20, 2019It was perhaps the largest gathering of public diplomacy advocates and international broadcasters and media scholars ever held in America. The U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) organized a day-long conference May 7 at the U.S. Institute of Peace in an atrium within sight of the Lincoln Memorial. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas).Highlight of the day: an address by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a new member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who eloquently summarized the role of America’s free press and expanding avenues worldwide for defending truth in journalism.As Senator Cruz put it: “Our principles can tear down walls, can topple tyrannies, can promote freedom. America should consistently be a voice for freedom. We should be a voice for human rights. We should be a voice for democracy, because that truth is powerful and it can transform the world.“That’s also where an American free press and the USAGM come into play. Now to be clear..

Sushma Swaraj, the minister who brought a human touch to MEA

Rekha Dixit, Mandira Nayar,, June 1, 2029; on Swaraj's exist as Foreign Minister, see The diminutive leader leaves behind very big shoes to fill in (image from article) Indian diplomats in overseas missions had taken to sleeping with their cellphones switched on. Sushma Swaraj, the former external affairs minister (EAM), had the habit of calling—regardless of the time difference—if she got a tweet or heard that an Indian was in distress. Overnight, the ministry of external affairs (MEA), which had earlier left public diplomacy [JB emphasis] to the ministry of overseas Indian affairs (MOIA), had to become much more hands on. The MOIA, not surprisingly, was soon dissolved and subsumed by the MEA. “I do not sleep. I do not let Indian envoys sleep,'' quipped Swaraj at a press conference once. But it was more than just a light-hearted remark. It was the way she worked. And it will be this personalised stamp of diplomacy which will be missed at the ministry, mission..

The revival of realist thinking in international relations

Tarık Oğuzlu,, 31.05.2019 While realist power politics take precedence over liberalist opportunism, the great powers are both shaping and confronting this new reality Excerpt: [T]he world has recently witnessed a strong comeback of realist thinking in international relations. As nationalism and geopolitics have seen a strong revival, we are no longer on the verge of transcending into a borderless world in which universalism overshadows particularism. ... The evolution of Chinese foreign policy over the last decades does also suggest that a realist turn has become more noticeable in recent years. The more powerful China has become in terms of material power capabilities, the more assertively it has begun to question the decades-old American hegemony in East and Southeast Asia, as well as promote its political-economy model beyond its borders through such initiatives as Belt and Road. China's efforts to entice its neighbors through lucrative free trade agreements and..

Jackson native fights North Korean propaganda as an American diplomat

Brianne Twiddy,, Beau Miller (center left) supporting the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games. (Courtesy Photo) JACKSON, MI -- When a person escapes North Korea, they gain freedom but they face other obstacles, like learning English and unlearning propaganda against the western world. Beau Miller, whose parents live and work in Jackson, is a public diplomat [JB emphasis] and informant in Seoul who helps defectors once they reach South Korea. He also helped launch an English Access program, which teaches North Korean defectors the language and adjust to their new life, he said. Miller and his colleagues won the prestigious Gears in Government award on April 30 for his work launching the program. It was a surprise to win because it’s the program’s first year, Miller said. “It was nice to be acknowledged,” Miller said. “The work itself is incredible. I came (to Seoul) four years ago and it’s been a wild ride with everyth..

Latest on Smart Power/the latest diplomacies … image (not from entry) from Internet Latest on Smart Power Eco-Diplomacy: What is it?by IPDGC | May 22, 2019 | Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, public diplomacyBy Cassie Rudolph (GWU, Political Communication, Class of 2020) Public diplomacy takes many forms, which are constantly shifting and adapting to meet the ends of an evolving world. The emergence of social media, for example, has changed the structure of many public...Seeing the Benefits of an International Educationby IPDGC | May 1, 2019 | Exchanges, Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, public diplomacyBy Tess Peterson, GWU undergraduate student (SMPA 2021) As a student in Washington, D.C., I knew the norm was to have an internship early in my college career. But I have had several! In fact, I’ve held three different positions, including the latest as Government...Futbol Diplomacyby IPDGC | Apr 5, 2019 | Cultural Diplomacy, Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Commu..

United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy Our Mission Since 1948, the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] (ACPD) has been charged with appraising U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform and influence foreign publics and to increase the understanding of, and support for, these same activities. The ACPD conducts research and symposiums that provide honest assessments and informed discourse on public diplomacy efforts across government. It reports to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. Currently, the office of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs supports it. Follow Us: Facebook [...] For any questions, please contact the staff’s Senior Advisor Jennifer Rahimi at

With a minor note on Richard Holbrooke’s Public Diplomacy: A Review of George Packer’s...

Book Review of Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer Knopf, 592 pp., $30.00 From the below New York Review of Books review by Thomas Powers. under the title : "The Fog of Ambition" “Holbrooke was the mission leader,” Packer writes, “and he loved speed.” “By the time” Obama was elected, Packer writes, “Iraq was the letter ‘I’ stamped on the foreheads of Democrats like Holbrooke.” Thomas Powers, The New York Review of Books JUNE 6, 2019 ISSUE Tomas Muscionico/Contact Press ImagesRichard Holbrooke and Kofi Annan at the United Nations, New York City, October 2000***JB: A Minor note for historians, an addendum to the above-cited book review* [I served as the Public Affairs Officer at American Embassy Belgrade, 1995-1998, and spent much time in the presence of Holbrooke, especially when he was communicating with the media. My job was to handle public diplomacy at the U.S. mission. Some observations pertaining to that driven (for what destination?) r..

Robin Gordon-Farleigh, the founding partner of UAE-based PR firm Manara Global, says as Dubai... Added 18 hours ago by Robin Gordon-Farleigh Robin Gordon-Farleigh, the founding partner of UAE-based PR firm Manara Global, says as Dubai prepares to open its doors to the world for Expo 2020, it gives the oil-rich country the opportunity to exert its soft power currency Robin Gordon-Farleigh, founding partner of UAE-based PR firm Manara GlobalExpo 2020 Dubai will open its doors to the world in October next year, hosting an expected 25 million global visitors for 173 days. This provides a golden opportunity for both Dubai and the wider UAE to flex its ‘soft power’.Soft power is the term first coined by professor Joseph Nye of Harvard University in a 1990 book, Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power. In this, he wrote: "when one country gets other countries to want what it wants, it might be called co-optive or soft power in contrast with the hard or command power of ordering others to do what it wants."Over this six month Expo period, it will as its overall str..