Over the last couple of weeks we have been doing some research on the current state of Fake Followers on Twitter. This is so we could begin updating our algorithms to offer a better and more accurate service. And last week we released our first update — refinement will continue for the next monthRead more
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The U.S. Embassy Podgorica/Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of State has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to address one of the priority areas stated below.Program ObjectivesThe United States Embassy in Podgorica supports specific projects and initiatives on the topics listed below through awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.This year’s topics should include the following:Women’s Advocacy and EmpowermentYouth Empowerment through Educational InitiativesCommunity Engagement*Civil Justice Reform**Social Entrepreneurship***U.S.-Montenegrin Relations through Arts* The U.S. Embassy encourages local projects to better Montenegrin communities. While topics may vary, successful proposals should identify how the applicant will mobilize local communities to address local challenges.** The U.S. Embassy encourages projects that (1) identify obstacles to judicial expediency in ..
The Art and Science of NegotiationTatsushi Arai PhD
Sergio de MelloDocument TypeGraduate SyllabusDateSpring 2019SchoolDiplomacyCourse NumberDIPL 6104Course DescriptionNegotiation is a transactional exchange between two or more parties trying to achieve their respective goals by finding a mutually acceptable way of resolving their differences. Negotiation takes place in all aspects of social life, from family to community, business, politics, and international diplomacy.This class is an introduction to theories and methods of negotiation with a specific focus on intergroup and international relations. Moreover, this class covers selected methods of public diplomacy and conflict management in which an application of negotiation skills is necessary and useful. These methods contribute to the development of culturally-informed peace processes as well as broad-based peacebuilding platforms capable of sustaining and expanding the ..
Three of the prime minister's formerly closest associates – Ari Harow, Shlomo Filber and Nir Hefetz – are now part of the state prosecution’s case against him
Image from article: Former Netanyahu communications adviser Nir Hefetz in court in May, 2018.
Position: National public diplomacy [JB emphasis] head, personal communications adviser to the Netanyahu family
Date of state’s evidence agreement: March 4, 2018
Suspicions that he was facing: Bribe-taking, along with Netanyahu and obstruction of justice
Information that he supplied against Netanyahu: In Case 4000 he gave an account in which he spoke of a connection between alleged requests to skew Walla’s news coverage and policy decisions made by Netanyahu
The state’s evidence agreement: He will not be charged and will not pay a fine.
Nir Hefetz is a former newspaper editor who served as media adviser to the prime minister’s family. Notorious for throwing his weight around when he wasn’t happy with ..
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Deadline: 31 December 2018
The Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Section at the U.S. Embassy Suva is seeking applications for its Public Diplomacy Small Grant Program. The grant proposals must benefit Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga or Tuvalu and address one of the Public Diplomacy Initiatives or Embassy Goals listed below.Public Diplomacy Initiatives:Foster media contacts and professional developmentExpand STEAM and educational opportunities for youth to meet the needs of a 21st century workforcePromote sustainable economic development and women’s economic participationEmbassy GoalsBolster U.S. security and regional security, as well as protect U.S. citizensFoster a free and open Indo-Pacific region by promoting a rules-based order, both bilaterally and multilaterally, by supporting responsive, democratic governance, strong civil society and an independent mediaPromote sustained economic prosperity driven by open-market economic policies and high-standard invest..