- John Brown's Public Diplomacy Press and Blog Review
- 22nd Nov 2018
Position Title Executive Assistant to the Ambassador and Bilateral Team
Post New Zealand Embassy Paris
Category Locally Engaged Staff (LES)
Reports to Ambassador
Last Position Description Review November 2018
About the Post
The Embassy (referred to as the “Post”) represents the New
Zealand Government to the highest standards of professional
excellence in diplomacy, international development, trade and
economic, and consular services. This is done by building
connections with the host country (France), international
organisations (OECD, UNESCO) and accredited countries (Monaco,
Portugal, Senegal) that enable the New Zealand Government to
achieve more than it could alone.
The Post takes a distinctively New Zealand approach, reflecting
New Zealand’s diversity and heritage. Our values are:
Impact – We achieve for New Zealand, every day, everywhere
Kotahitanga – We draw strength from our diversity
Courage – We do the right thing
Manaakitanga – We honour an..
foreign.senate.gov, November 19
Image (not from entry) from, under the headline: Marie Royce, wife of O.C. congressman, picked by Trump for State Dept.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today wrote a letter to Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, to express his concern about the declining number of international students enrolling in U.S. colleges and universities during the Trump Administration. According to a State Department-funded report, enrollment of international students has fallen for the second straight year.
“I worry that the Administration’s aggressive anti-immigration posture and xenophobic orientation – including restricting the issuance of skilled-worker visas, permanent residencies, and seeking to establish a maximum stay period for international students – deters many potential students who have dreams of studying at one of America’s great educational in..
iranpress.com; article contains a video of an interview with Ali Reza Rahimi
Image of Ali Reza Rahimi from
A member of the executive committee of the Iranian parliament (Majlis ), Ali Reza Rahimi has emphasized that inter-parliamentary cooperation, and parliamentary friendship groups have the greatest impact on public diplomacy [underlined by JB].
Iran news: In an exclusive interview with Iran Press on Tuesday, Ali Reza Rahimi said within the Islamic Consultative assembly (the Majlis) parliamentary friendship groups are a part of the structure of the Majlis, and all MPs belong to one or more parliamentary friendship groups. Rahimi added: “All MPs, without exception, belong to at least one parliamentary friendship group.”
Rahimi, a member of the executive committee of the Majlis added: “All parliamentary friendship groups have a chairperson, a co-chairperson , and a secretary. In parliaments of other countries we also have parliamentary friendship groups which frequently engage in bilat..
cga.italiandiplomaticacademy.org/publicdiplomacy/ ; entry contains a translation option and additional illustrations
“Public diplomacy [JB emphasis] is a public face of a traditional diplomacy”.
Un’attuazione della politica estera attraverso negoziati internazionali e attività professionale, che viene esercitata dai diplomatici. Si distingue dalla diplomazia tradizionale in quanto include l’interazione non solo con i governi, ma in particolare le organizzazioni governative e non. La diplomazia pubblica presuppone un processo di comunicazione aperto, in contrapposizione alla diplomazia tradizionale, le cui caratteristiche erano segretezza ed esclusività.
La diplomazia pubblica non consiste solo nel trasmettere un’informazione in modo neutrale ma è definita esattamente dalla sua intenzione di persuadere. La persuasione è un complesso processo dalla cui interazione emergono la volontà di far accettare le posizioni proposte e modelli comportamentali.
Hasina image from article
Daily Leadership, one of the most influential Nigerian dailies on Sunday mentioned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as one of the world leaders with humble lifestyles, reports UNB.
The daily carried a feature story in its “Unreported” section only on five world leaders titled “World Leaders With Humble Lifestyles,” said Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nigeria M Shameem Ahsan.
It specially mentioned about her modest monthly salary (US$ 800 equivalent to Nigerian Naira 288000) while referring to Forbes’s list of the “World’s Hundred Most Powerful Women” in which Prime Minister was ranked at 59, he said. “Two of the most outstanding achievements of Sheikh Hasina are her leadership roles and success behind the trials of Bangabandhu killers and the persons who committed crimes against humanity in 1971,” the prestigious daily pointedly mentioned. As a part of public diplomacy drive, the High Commissioner recently visited some media houses in Nigeria in rec..
aseees.org; on the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), see
[Boston, Sunday, December 9, 10:00-11:45 am ]
14-40 US-Russia Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] – Tremont, 1
Chair: Jennifer Hudson, U of Texas at Dallas
Papers: Meri Elisabet Herrala, U of Helsinki (Finland)
“Soviet Elite Performers in America in the 1950s and 1960s”
Jennifer Hudson, U of Texas at Dallas
“Cold War Grassroots Diplomacy”
Lyubov A Ginzburg, United Nations
“Performing as Global Citizens: UN Educational Outreach Activities in Studying History and International Relations”
Disc.: William Benton Whisenhunt, College of DuPage