• Call for PD Magazine Submissions on Ethics in Diplomacy

    Call for PD Magazine Submissions on Ethics in Diplomacy0

    Call for PD Magazine Submissions on Ethics in Diplomacy

    Feb 17, 2020

    Public Diplomacy Magazine is now accepting submissions for its Spring/Summer 2020 issue!

    The USC student-run publication's upcoming issue will focus on ethics in diplomacy, especially the role of morality, objectivity and bias in public diplomacy. Public diplomacy scholars, practitioners and enthusiasts are encouraged to submit case studies, working papers, interviews, book reviews, comparative studies, policy analyses and histories of public diplomacy as practiced internationally that are relevant to the theme of ethics in diplomacy.

    To be featured, you must submit a manuscript via the online form found on the PD Magazine's website by the deadline: March 12, 2020. The issue will be released May 2020.

    Submission requirements:

    12 pt. Arial font, single-spaced, and saved as a Microsoft Word file
    Between 500 and 2,000 words.
    MLA Style
    Do not embed graphics in text
    Authors must have legal rights to all..

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  • 8 March – How far have we come?0

    Skip to content Kristina Hadzi Vasileva
    Managing Director at Strategic Development Consulting and Chevening Scholar
    Guest blogger for UK in North Macedonia
    Part of UK in North Macedonia
    6th March 2020 Skopje, North Macedonia
    8 March – How far have we come?The first week of March is always so intense for me. Not that there are no such other weeks during the year (family birthdays, new years’, vacation preparations..). Yet during the first week of March everyone and anyone suddenly remembers us, women. Flowers are sold on improvised stalls of cardboard boxes on every corner, presents are bought and given, dinners organized and celebrated with music and dancing. TV shows are hosted with the sole topic of discussing women’s rights, gender equality, domestic violence, political participation of women, women’s economic advancement. The reason, as you might guess is 8 of March. Recognized as international women’s day, this date celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievem..

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  • Sources of Soft Power: How the UK can Excel

    Sources of Soft Power: How the UK can Excel0

    04 Mar Sources of Soft Power: How the UK can Excel

    Posted at 10:12h
    in Articles, Diplomacy & Soft Power, UK Perspectives
    by Matt Gillow

    On 19th of February, the British Foreign Policy Group hosted a reception along with our convening partners at the UK Soft Power Group, the British Council, to launch their latest report – Sources of Soft Power.

    The event confirmed to us that there is a huge appetite for the work that the UK Soft Power Group does – and a wider conversation on how the UK can make the most of our soft power assets in the post-Brexit world.

    According to Dan Shah, Director of Research at the British Council, ‘soft power is an area where we benefit from a position at the top of world tables’. The report, which presents a comparison of the soft power of the UK and six other ‘soft power superpowers’ – China, Germany, India, Japan, Russia and the USA – provides an in-depth look at the current status of UK soft power, and areas for i..

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  • Authors you should read more

    Authors you should read more0

    Skip to content Leigh Turner
    Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna
    Part of UK in Austria
    5th March 2020 Vienna, Austria
    Authors you should read moreI’m looking at my bookshelf at home when I notice a weird similarity to the rogues’ gallery of former British ambassadors to Austria in the embassy.
    My bookshelf is dominated by male authors.

    The rogues’ gallery for Vienna is exclusively male, up until my excellent predecessor, Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque (in Vienna 2012-16).

    Male domination of both literature and diplomacy belongs in the past. Despite their relative rarity on my bookshelves, I enjoy many women authors: a quick scout turned up Jane Austen (“Pride and Prejudice” – a fantastically elegant, and funny, book); Charlotte Bronte (“Jane Eyre”); AS Byatt (“Possession”); Jung Chang (“Wild Swans”); Jackie Collins (“Hollywood Wives” – my tastes are eclectic); George Eliot (“Middlemarch” – one ..

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  • Getting Big Tech to play fair: Denmark’s Casper Klynge

    Getting Big Tech to play fair: Denmark’s Casper Klynge0

    In an ideal market economy, there are lots of companies of roughly the same size who compete against each other. Consumers benefit from choice and lower prices. In today’s digital economy, however, there are a small number of extremely powerful tech companies, and evidence that competition is not what it should be. Casper Klynge, Denmark’s

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  • My Welsh Great-Grandfather, literature and football

    My Welsh Great-Grandfather, literature and football0

    Skip to content Leigh Turner
    Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna
    Part of UK in Austria
    28th February 2020 Vienna, Austria
    My Welsh Great-Grandfather, literature and football 1 March is St David’s Day, named after the patron saint of Wales who died in 589. I’m part-Welsh: my great-grandfather John Derfel (photo above) came from the the town of Llanderfel in north Wales and was the son of the Welsh poet and political writer Robert Jones Derfel (for the Welsh-language Wikipedia entry, click here).
    According to family lore, Robert Jones Derfel took the name “Derfel” because the winner of the Bardic poem at the national Eisteddfod, a Welsh festival of literature, music and performance, was encouraged to take his birthplace as a last name as a distinction. The name “Derfel” continues in our family to this day. I recently learned that a digital version of his works is in the archive of the National Librar..

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