Who is who in Digital and Public Diplomacy

The Happiest Warrior Bruce Herschensohn, 1932–2020

Bruce Herschensohn would hate what I’m about to do. He always lamented that Years of Lightning, Day of Drums—the acclaimed documentary he produced about...

How Public Diplomacy Can Help Regain U.S. Credibility

Be honest with Americans and foreigners, fight authoritarian propaganda and empower diplomats in the field. Frequently in the last four years, I — along with...

More rot at America’s public diplomacy mouthpiece

Since his Senate confirmation this summer, new United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) CEO Michael Pack has come under fire for calling out...

Israel’s secret weapon: 800 channels on social media

Relations with Arab world, country’s global standing improve thanks to social media department deep within Foreign Ministry. The announcement of the Abraham Accords on IsraelArabic...

Japan the Titan of Soft Power

Japan the titan of soft power is well recognized for its technological superiority, arts, aesthetics, and cuisines. Japan once avoided spreading its culture around its neighborhood in the fear of reviving the old wounds but after Japan ignited its public diplomacy it projected far superior power which could overshadow its grim past. Public diplomacy is […] The post Japan the Titan of Soft Power appeared first on Modern Diplomacy.

Festival della Diplomazia a Roma, ecco tutti gli appuntamenti

Il Festival della Diplomazia, diretto verso la X edizione, nasce nel 2009 dalla consapevolezza della centralità di Roma in ambito internazionale. Nella città, infatti,...

First Impressions

This is the first chance that I have had to sit and reflect upon my first month in a new home, a new city, and a new role as UK Ambassador to Serbia.

Chennai Soft Power 30

Based in Chennai, one of Indias cultural capitals, the Center for Soft Power (CSP) is an India Foundation institute that studies and researches Indian soft power, mapping along the way the wide diversity of cultural forms present in the country. Lately, the Center has embarked on a unique project titled Chennai Soft Power 30, which seeks to document and interview 30 of Chennai's most internationally recognized performing artists in the fields of music and dance. The videos below look at the journey of some of Chennai's top-performers and explain how they have spread Indian culture globally through their art. This video features an interview with dance couple Renjith and Vijna who have toured the world performing Indian folk dances. The original video can be found on the Center for Soft Power's Youtube channel here. This one features an interview with Grammy nominated bamboo flute maestro Shashank Subramanyam, who has col..

Emily Metzgar Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies

Metzgar article characterizes academic study of public diplomacy The Media School Report October 1, 2019 An article by associate professor Emily Metzgar reviews decades of peer-reviewed research on public...

The Banality of Soft Power

what is Soft Power in the 21st century? It is the ability to manage the normative associations that a state evokes so that a state is seen as a desirable partner for creating temporary coalitions or permanent alliances.