Diasporas and Public Diplomacy

PDiN Extras: Diasporas and Public Diplomacy

By Kia Hays, Associate Editor

The role of the diaspora in PD is something acknowledged by actors across the field. Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton articulated just this sentiment in her opening remarks at the second annual Global Diaspora Forum last summer:

we all believe that diaspora communities have enormous potential to help solve problems and create opportunities in their countries of origin, because we believe that, as the title of this conference says, we can move forward by giving back. By tapping into the experiences, the energy, the expertise of diaspora communities, we can reverse the so-called “brain drain” that slows progress in so many countries around the world, and instead offer the benefits of the “brain gain.”

The articles on diasporas in our PDiN database further prove the importance of the diaspora in PD. The collection of articles documented over the years focus on diasporas from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas participating in cultural, economic, and political activities within their communities. Below are just a few of these articles from the past few months.

To view the full list, please follow #diasporas.

AMERICA DOES NOT ATTRACT INDIAN STUDENTS ANYMORE
Indolink

AFTER WHARTON SNUB, MODI TO ADDRESS INDIAN DIASPORA IN USA
Hindustan Times

DIASPORA CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON INVESTMENT AND TRADE
Jamaica Information Service

MODERN MIGRANT’S LOYALTY IS AN ASSET TO THE WORLD
The Age

PAKISTANI-AMERICAN ARTIST AWARDED US MEDAL OF ARTS
NY Daily News

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