• Public Diplomacy and International Conflict Resolution: A Cautionary Case from Cold War South America

    Public Diplomacy and International Conflict Resolution: A Cautionary Case from Cold War South America0

    Christopher Darnton, Foreign Policy Analysis, Public Diplomacy and International Conflict Resolution: A Cautionary Case from Cold War South America, academic.oup.com
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    Abstract
    Can public diplomacy [JB emphasis] help resolve protracted international conflicts? Both rationalist and constructivist traditions identify significant domestic obstacles to international peacemaking. However, Robert Putnam's concept of “reverberation” implies that diplomats can expand their adversaries’ win-sets for cooperation by engaging foreign publics. This paper analyzes a most-likely case, with archival evidence: Argentine Ambassador Oscar Camilión's unsuccessful quest for Argentine-Brazilian rapprochement in 1976–77. Although the two countries later overcame rivalry, public diplomacy contributed negligibly to this success: internal Argentine divisions created mixed messages toward Brazil, Brazilian leaders launched a competing public relations operation, and these two ..

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  • U.S. Ambassador to Colombia: Who Is Joseph Macmanus?

    U.S. Ambassador to Colombia: Who Is Joseph Macmanus?0

    Steve Straehley, allgov.com, Friday, April 13, 2018
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    Joseph Estey Macmanus, nominated November 29, 2017, to be the next ambassador to Colombia from the United States, has more than 30 years’ experience in the Foreign Service, has participated in difficult negotiations with foreign adversaries and helped to run the Department of State. Although his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations was held on March 7, 2018, his confirmation was blocked by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). The reason? He was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s executive assisatant, and he was supported by former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
    Macmanus was born in 1953 to Joseph and Miriam Macmanus and has three brothers and two sisters, including his twin, Mary. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, but left the area for college, attending Notre Dame. He earned a B.A. in English there in 1974, and then returned home and earned a master’s in information science from Stat..

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  • Voices From CPD Professional Training

    Voices From CPD Professional Training0

    uscpublicdiplomacy.org, Mar 15, 2019
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    With nearly 400 alumni worldwide comprising diplomats, non-state actors, international organizations, scholars and those from the private sector, CPD's training continues to evolve to meet the current needs of our ever-changing field. Our unique learning model of dialogue, simulations and peer-to-peer collaboration provides participants with valuable tools and skills needed to practice public diplomacy [JB emphasis] with impact.
    Hear what participants to our most recent training workshop have to say:Data-Driven PDAdrián CollinsIrish Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeThe Value of UpskillingJohn FisherAustralian Embassy, PortugalThinking StrategicallyLouise KennardBritish CouncilTech & ToolsTristan-Emmanuel LandryEmbassy of Canada, FranceBringing Knowledge Home
    Frank Schipper
    Netherlands Embassy, StockholmMore Day-to-Day RigorStefano ContrattoOrganisation for Economic Co-operationand DevelopmentView our course offerings her..

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  • Are US-North Korea Relations at a Stalemate? Experts Discuss

    Are US-North Korea Relations at a Stalemate? Experts Discuss0

    Fred Dews, brookings.edu, March 15, 2019; original article contains links and video of the event; see also item 13 in a satirical piece pertaining to Kim-Trump negotiations
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    President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27 and 28 for their second summit to focus on denuclearization and sanctions relief. The two leaders left their first summit last June in Singapore with a vague joint statement about denuclearization, sanctions relief, and other matters.
    On March 6, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings hosted a distinguished panel of experts to analyze the outcomes of the second summit, address the future of U.S.-North Korea relations, and propose policy recommendations. …
    Some of the expert panelists remarked that Kim Jong Un appeared more confident in his public diplomacy [JB emphasis] skills than he did in the previous summit, the North Korean leader utilized his knowledge of how t..

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  • Northeastern Students Represent Their Countries at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

    Northeastern Students Represent Their Countries at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women0

    Molly Callahan, news.northeastern.edu, March 15, 2019
    Photo: Aislinn Mangan, Barbara Alcena, Juan Ning, and Movlan Aliyev are volunteering at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women this week. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
    For four Northeastern students, volunteering at a United Nations commission is more than just a course assignment; it’s a chance to represent their countries on the world stage.
    Barbara Alcena, Movlan Aliyev, Aislinn Mangan, and Juan Ning, graduate students in Tatjana Kobb’s public diplomacy [JB emphasis] class, are volunteering at the 63rd annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women at U.N. headquarters in New York City through March 22.
    The U.N. Commission, founded in 1946, is the principal global diplomatic body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Representatives from U.N. member states and certain nonprofit organizations gather each year to assess global issues that affe..

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  • Swipe at Trump Shows Need to Clean House at VOA’s Parent Agency

    Swipe at Trump Shows Need to Clean House at VOA’s Parent Agency0

    Helle C. Dale. heritage.org; original article contains an image of President Trump, with the caption: “Evidence continues to mount that the U.S. Agency for Global Media is in profound need of new leadership.”
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    Senior Fellow for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis]
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    Her current work focuses on the U.S. government’s institutions and programs for strategic outreach to the public of foreign countries.
    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Disdain for President Donald Trump and his administration at times has led producers and reporters to engage in total unprofessionalism. The agency is still run by Obama-era executives, who are determined to preserve their influence and power—and it shows. The world stage is replete with communications-related challenges to U.S. foreign policy. The U.S. government has the tools to engage such challenges.Evidence continues to mount that the U.S. Agency for Global Media [JB see] is in profound need of new leadership.
    Scandal after scandal has arisen from..

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