• Heather Nauert Withdraws From Consideration For U.N. Ambassador

    Heather Nauert Withdraws From Consideration For U.N. Ambassador0

    Emma Bowman, NPR, February 16; on Nauert, see below
    Image from entry, with caption: Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert withdrew herself from consideration for the nomination of U.S. ambassador to the U.N. on Saturday.State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert withdrew herself from consideration on Saturday for the nomination of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.”I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me for the position of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations,” she said, according to a statement released by the State Department. “However, the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from consideration.”President Trump picked the former Fox & Friends host to become the next ambassador to the U.N. in December. Had she been confirmed, Nauert would have replaced Nikki Haley, who resigned as ambassador in Oct..

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  • Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program: Supporting Projects in Malawi

    Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program: Supporting Projects in Malawi0

    www2.fundsforngos.org
    image (not from entry) from, with caption: U.S. Embassy Lilongwe
    Deadline OngoingThe Public Affairs Section (PAS) at the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Small Grants Program.PAS awards a limited number of grants to individuals, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions to support exchange between the U.S. and Malawi with the aim of improving mutual respect and understanding between the people of the two countries.Priority ProjectsThe Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program supports projects with the following themes and initiatives:American culture/societyEntrepreneurship and innovationWomen/girls empowermentYouth leadership developmentHuman rights and civil society developmentDemocracy, transparency in governance, and rule of lawScience and technologyEducational initiativesFunding InformationPAS will consider proposals up to $..

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  • Blast from the Past: Obituary of the diplomat/scholar who introduced “Public Diplomacy” into the Cold War American diplomatic lexicon

    Blast from the Past: Obituary of the diplomat/scholar who introduced “Public Diplomacy” into the Cold War American diplomatic lexicon0

    “Edmund Asbury Gullion, 85, Wide-Ranging Career Envoy”
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    Wolfgang Saxon, The New York Times, March 31, 1998
    Edmund Asbury Gullion, one of the country's most accomplished career ambassadors and former dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he trained the next generation of Foreign Officers, died in his sleep the night of March 17 at his home in Winchester, Mass. He was 85.
    The cause was apparently a heart attack, the Fletcher School reported.
    Mr. Gullion earned his spurs in war-torn Europe and ended his diplomatic career in 1964 as United States Ambassador to the recently independent Congo, a flashpoint of the cold war. As an old hand on Indochina he was also deeply involved in the conflict that tore at Southeast Asia, whose reverberations followed him even after he settled into academe in Medford, Mass.
    He was dean of the Fletcher School from 1964 until 1978.
    The Murrow Center, named after Edward R. Murrow, was intended to establish di..

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  • An international approach to the cultural Cold War: public diplomacy towards Africa

    An international approach to the cultural Cold War: public diplomacy towards Africa0

    image (not from entry) fromZeitenblicke
    Volume 12, 2013-09,
    ISSN: 1619-0459
    Publisher: Digital Peer Publishing NRW
    An international approach to the cultural Cold War: public diplomacy towards Africa
    Author:
    Gerits, Frank
    Abstract:
    This article analyzes how the tactics behind French public diplomacy [JB emphasis] in West-Africa and Congo-Leopoldville/Kinshasa evolved between 1945 and 1965. To overcome the low appeal that French propaganda had for Africans, the French gradually integrated the successful methods that their competitors in Africa employed into their own strategy. It shows that the battle for African hearts and minds was global, that Ghana and Egypt were active, and that intercultural, propaganda agencies adopted and adapted each other's successful strategies. In doing so, it hopes to emphasize the explanatory potential of a genuine international approach to diplomatic history.
    The norms of diplomatic culture are an emerging field of study in International Relations amo..

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  • Using American Soft Power to Support Women and Girls

    Using American Soft Power to Support Women and Girls0

    iop.harvard.edu

    Guest: Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary of State of Cultural, Educational Affairs in the Obama Administration and now Executive Vice President at Axios.
    Wise diplomats know that American power includes the ability to persuade others to follow our lead. The United States conveys and highlights our culture and values through a wide range of public diplomacy [JB emphasis] and exchange programs administered by the Department of State. In 2017, OMB Director Mulvaney announced a “hard power budget” which proposed dramatic cuts in State Department and USAID budgets. What is the value of soft power in promoting and supporting women’s rights? What programs have been most effective in conveying the important values of equality and opportunity?
    Date and time: Thursday, February 21, 2019 – 4:30pm to 5:45pm
    Location: Littauer L-166 (IOP Conference Room)

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  • Fighting Misinformation: How to Build Trust in a World of Liars

    Fighting Misinformation: How to Build Trust in a World of Liars0

    cmds.ceu.edu
    image from entryType: Panel Discussion
    Audience: Open to the Public
    Organizer: Center for Media, Data and Society
    Building: Nador u. 15
    Room: 101 (Quantum Room)
    Academic Area:
    European MediaHungarian MediaJournalismMedia, Communication and Information Policy
    Monday, February 25, 2019 – 5:30pm
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    Date: Monday, February 25, 2019 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm
    Who produces misinformation, how and why? How do people perceive misinformation in Brazil, the US, Nigeria, India or Hungary? Is social media part of the problem or the solution? What is the role of regulators, civil society, journalists and corporations in fighting misinformation?
    Experts and journalists discuss various aspects of the “misinformation” phenomenon: recent trends, forms of misinformation in different contexts and potential remedies.
    Participants:
    Daniel Funke, Poynter InstituteAnita Komuves, Atlatszo.huOren Levine, International Center for JournalistsKrisztina Nagy, Budapest University of Technology an..

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