Ace June Rell S. Perez, sunstar.com.ph, April 21, 2019
Image from article, with caption: Asian journalists in a recent visit to China. Two delegates are from Sun Star Davao – former EIC now columnist Stella Estremera and social media editor Ace Perez (contributed photo)
IN A recent trip in China, the term “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) was very dominant in every discussion. It was introduced in 2013 but it is still relatively unfamiliar to some, especially to Filipinos.
And with the recent developments on China-Philippines relations, there is a need for people to understand this connectivity and infrastructure development global project to fully grasp where our foreign affairs is heading.
In a discussion with Asian journalists, Zhang Zhixin, counselor and director of Division of Information and Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis], Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of China explained that the “Belt and Road Initiative” is a $1 tr..
Professor Vince Gonzales (second from right) presented to participants about telling stories through social media at one of the PD Week workshops that ran from Feb. 4 to 7. (Photo from Twitter) The USC Center on Public Diplomacy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands wrapped up programming Thursday for Public Diplomacy WeekRead more
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5th February 2020 United Kingdom
Simon: a day in the life of a Foreign Office apprentice Simon is a Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice graduate. After completing his apprenticeship, he now works in a geographical team at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).
My typical day at the Foreign OfficeI work in a geographical department that is responsible for managing the UK’s relationships with 3 European countries. My role is split into 3 parts:
Acting as a Personal Assistant to the head of departmentProviding business administration support for the departmentAlso, providing some policy support across the departmentThis makes my work really varied and allows me to focus my development on areas I find particularly stimulating. I’ve worked on some really interesting projects, for example I now lead on liaising with our overseas posts and co..
Penn State’s World in Conversation: the Center for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasia] held a “Day of Dialogue” on Jan. 21, drawing more than 600 campus community members together in Thomas Building on the University Park campus, to participate in 60 facilitated dialogue groups held throughout the day. Every group conversation – a mix of students, faculty and staff – included two Penn State student facilitators trained by World in Conversation, a student-driven center dedicated to building greater understanding on contentious topics through facilitated dialogue, a methodology for helping people more effectively and meaningfully communicate with each other.Read more
Call for PD Magazine Submissions on Ethics in Diplomacy
Feb 17, 2020
Public Diplomacy Magazine is now accepting submissions for its Spring/Summer 2020 issue!
The USC student-run publication's upcoming issue will focus on ethics in diplomacy, especially the role of morality, objectivity and bias in public diplomacy. Public diplomacy scholars, practitioners and enthusiasts are encouraged to submit case studies, working papers, interviews, book reviews, comparative studies, policy analyses and histories of public diplomacy as practiced internationally that are relevant to the theme of ethics in diplomacy.
To be featured, you must submit a manuscript via the online form found on the PD Magazine's website by the deadline: March 12, 2020. The issue will be released May 2020.
12 pt. Arial font, single-spaced, and saved as a Microsoft Word file
Between 500 and 2,000 words.
Do not embed graphics in text
Authors must have legal rights to all..