Daniel Birdsall, February 26, 2019, sites.tufts.edu/fletcheradmissions
If you’ve poked around our website enough, or otherwise have more than a passing familiarity with Fletcher, you’ve likely come across the term “public diplomacy” [JB emphasis] at some point. While it mostly makes intuitive sense to me, I’ve rarely stopped to think specifically what we’re talking about when we refer to public diplomacy. An interesting piece of web content recently trickled down to me by way of one of Fletcher’s longest-tenured faculty members, as well as our Dean of Admissions, which I thought worth sharing. At the risk of becoming an irksome content regurgitator, I’d encourage readers to check out this recent post by former diplomat and current blogger John Brown. Brown highlights the work of Edmund Gullion, a former NATO SACEUR and Dean of The Fletcher School in the 60s and 70s (a general career path shared by our previous Dean, Admiral James Stavridis). Searching for a descriptor for the way natio..
CPD’s views. May 13, 2014 The best known – and, dare I say it, the most respected – example of public diplomacy broadcasting just ended. Did you notice? Don’t worry, you weren’t supposed to. You see, in April, after 75 years, the British government stopped directly funding the BBC World Service. And, according to
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The Secretary of State's International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) provides the Department of State with independent insight and advice on all aspects of arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, international security, and related aspects of public diplomacy [JB emphasis]. The ISAB is sponsored and overseen by the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control And International Security. The ISAB is chartered to have up to 30 members. The Board members reflect a balance of backgrounds, points of view, and demographic diversity and include a wide variety of scientific, military, diplomatic, and political backgrounds.
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Christopher M. Herrick Executive Director, ISAB …
Donald M. Bishop, publicdiplomacycouncil.org, February 26, 2019
“Metrics,” “data,” “evaluation,” and “results, not outputs” have proven to be real challenges for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] and strategic communication. So has demonstrating that a program, activity, or campaign “moves the needle.” Yesteryear Foreign Service Officers at U.S. Information Service posts religiously tallied “placements.” From time to time, USIA’s research office commissioned surveys. At the dawn of the social media era, counting “hits,” “page views,” followers, “likes,” and “friends” had its day. Now, “big data” seems full of promise.Once upon a time, however, the tools of measurement were a ruler, a pencil, and a notebook. Reading an account of those pioneer days may give a brief respite from current headaches. Everyone needs an occasional chuckle.In the 1970s, Foreign Service Journal ran a series of articles, “Tales of the Foreign Service,” later gathered in a book. Copies of the volume are treasured fo..
Lahav Hakov, February 20, 2019, jpost.com
Image from article: New Right: Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked announce the formation of a new political party in Tel Aviv on December 29. (photo credit: CORINNA KERN/REUTERS)
Among the New Right’s candidates is Yomtov Kalfon, an attorney, activist, and founder of “Aleinu,” meant to help get French-speaking immigrants involved in Israeli politics.
The New Right Party introduced more candidates and Yisrael Beytenu presented its list ahead of Thursday’s final deadline to submit lists. …
Ran Bario Bar-Yoshafat, deputy director of the right-leaning Kohelet Policy Forum, also joined the New Right’s list. Bar-Yoshafat, 35, conducted Israel advocacy tours in the US and wrote a book about Israeli public diplomacy [JB emphasis] . …