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I have come to the sad conclusion that “public diplomacy” has no meaning for the current White House opera obscura, if not for the American public.
As you know, the USA State Department currently doesn't even have a Public Diplomacy official.
So, focusing as I have on my modest blog re my beloved country's PD, am taking time off from sharing items with valued subscribers to the “Public Diplomacy Press and Blog Review.”
I'll be back soon, if you (and I) can stand it.
On the other hand, I encourage persons interested in PD outside of/inside the US of A to please look for media items pertaining to this important international topic — PD — on the internet.
May I add, especially for grad students spending thousands of dollars for a degree in Pubic Diplomacy (pardon the typo):
For for the most part, “scholarly” articles on PD are written by academics who have never actually been PD diplomats “in the field.”
(The work of PD dips — let's be honest — often con..
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Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] and International Broadcasting as Antiterrorism Weapons: Philosophical Dilemmas
This article describes problematic assumptions in differentiating public diplomacy from international broadcasting as weapons against terrorism with global reach.
Editor (2002) “Public Diplomacy and International Broadcasting as Antiterrorism Weapons: Philosophical Dilemmas,” International Bulletin of Political Psychology: Vol. 13 : Iss. 14 , Article 2.
Available at: https://commons.erau.edu/ibpp/vol13/iss14/2
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Deadline: 15 May 2019image fromU.S. Embassy in Lebanon has announced the Fulbright Student Scholarship Program 2020.BenefitsThe grant includes: roundtrip airfare between Lebanon and the United States, tuition, books, health insurance, and room and board.The program, which covers a maximum of two academic years of study beginning in August 2020, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.Eligibility CriteriaApplicants must meet the following requirements:Be a Lebanese citizen or a legal, long-term Palestinian resident in Lebanon.Reside in Lebanon at the time of the application.Cannot be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (green card holder).Have a bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education (or will graduate with a bachelor’s degree before summer 2020).Demonstrate academic excellence within his/her field of specialization.Pursue a field of study benefiting Lebanese society and..