- Who is who in Digital and Public Diplomacy
- 20th March 2014
Australia’s former ambassador to Israel has warned his old department that it risks irrelevance unless it overhauls its digital diplomacy and reporting. Key points: DFAT has ramped up its online presence and runs 249 active social media accounts But Dave Sharma suggests much of the material is formulaic and anaemic Australia’s former ambassador to IsraelREAD MORE
“Facebook is the most difficult channel for us” a social media manager at a foreign ministry recently admitted, echoing a sentiment shared by many a social media manager about the platform. Technically world leaders, governments and foreign ministries have their biggest audiences on Facebook compared to their size of their audiences on Twitter or Instagram.READ MORE
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Loïe Fuller in 1900Loie Fuller (born Marie Louise Fuller; January 15, 1862 – January 1, 1928), also known as Louie Fuller and Loïe Fuller, was an American actress and dancer who was a pioneer of both modern dance and theatrical lighting techniques.
Contents1Career2Continuing influence3Written works41901 silent movie sequence5See also6References7External linksCareerBorn Marie Louise Fuller in the Chicago suburb of Fullersburg, now Hinsdale, Illinois, Fuller began her theatrical career as a professional child actress and later choreographedand performed dances in burlesque (as a skirt dancer), vaudeville, and circus shows. An early free dance practitioner, Fuller developed her own natural movement and improvisation techniques. In multiple shows she experimented with a long skirt, choreographing its movements and playing with the ways it could reflect light. By 1891, Fuller combined her choreography wi..
By John Brown, Huffington Post, May 25, 2011
[JB 3/9/2019: Today, the State Department does not have an Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (as it did in the past) — not even an “acting one.”]
Public diplomacy — defined by the State Department as “engaging, informing, and influencing key international audiences” — has become increasingly passé among American officials, scholars, and NGOs as a term and activity used to define how America should communicate with the outside world. Meanwhile, the governments of other countries — notably China and India — are enthusiastically embracing public diplomacy as a new and essential part of their foreign policy. Who’s the winner in such a situation — the USA or the rest of the world? Hard to say.I. Public Diplomacy: Passé for the U.S.?Public diplomacy was coined by Dean Edmund Gullion and the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy in the mid-1960’s. He and his colleagues wanted to find a way to characterize the many informational,..
By Thomas MillerIf the measure of a man is the legacy he leaves behind, few people can match Dr. Walter Roberts. Walter Roberts helped found the Voice of America, played a key role in establishing the Salzburg Seminar, launched the Fulbright program in Yugoslavia, and helped found the precursor to the Institute for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] and Global Communications at George Washington University. Thanks largely to the generous donations of Walter Roberts, his family, and his very wide circle of friends, a Walter Roberts Endowment continues to support public diplomacy activities at the university.
Walter Roberts (VOA)Fleeing his native Austria in 1938, Walter Roberts emigrated to the U.S. He was later recruited as one of the first employees of the Office of the Coordinator of Information, which later became the Voice of America. “I was there at the creation,” Walter Roberts once said. In addition to working at the Voice of America for eight years, Dr. Rob..
tufts.edu, February 13, 2019; original article contains a video and photographs
Alan K. Henrikson, the Lee E. Dirks Professor of Diplomatic History Emeritus and founding Director of Diplomatic Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, was on hand at the American Center in Moscow at the U.S. Embassy, to discuss the origins and development of “public diplomacy [JB emphasis].” Professor Henrikson was on hand in Moscow to teach a short course at MGIMO University, and in both his courses and lectures he has stressed the importance of “diplomatic understanding”, a term encompassing the need to take a longer view, consider unintended consequences of formal agreements, and understanding that cultures differ greatly. …