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The conversation between Brioni and the world’s sharpest thinkers opens a new chapter by revealing Rufus Gifford as the protagonist of the sixth episode of the ‘Legendary Minds’ interview series.
Rufus Gifford served as the United States Ambassador to Denmark from 2013 to 2017. In his capacity as Ambassador, he helped modernize the transatlantic relationship through youth engagement and institution-building, among other bilateral and global issues. He outlined a diplomatic strategy that prioritized non-traditional audiences and people-to-people relationships. As part of a never-before-seen public diplomacy [JB emphasis] strategy, he was the subject of the documentary series I am the Ambassador. In 2017, Gifford was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark for his “meritorious service to the Kingdom of Denmark”.
He is a Federal Club Member of the Human Rights Campaign and a Partner in Cons..
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Ramon T. Tulfo, manilatimes.net, April 16, 2019
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MANY companies in China are falling all over one another in a mad scramble to invest in the Philippines, which they see as a potential source of food on the table for its 3.5 billion people, a market for its products and a manufacturing hub.
I know whereof I speak. Since I was appointed special envoy to China late last year, I’ve been talking with many prospective investors from the Mainland who want to:
– Lease vast farmlands to plant vegetables and tropical fruits for export to China.
— Lease thousands of hectares of fishpond, which have not been used or sequestered by the banks for nonpayment of mortgage.
— Build or operate fishports complete with ice plants so Chinese vessels could carry the seafood and other aquatic produce to the Mainland fresh.
— Buy river sand and gravel, and lahar sand to be used as construction materials. Most of our rivers are silted with sand and gravel which cause flooding during ..
Screenshot from Dmitry Medvedev’s hacked Twitter account. The Twitter account of the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has been hacked. The hacker used the access to declare PM’s intention to resign and pursue a career as a freelance photographer. Medvedev’s Russian-language account was hacked at approximately 10:20am Moscow time (06:20 GMT). It took PM’s office
- Public diplomacy
- 23rd January 2019
–Elimination of the Cold War-founded/USG-funded United States Information Agency (USIA) (1999); its function integrated into the State Department; see
–Creation of a State Department Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public affairs, an often vacant post with no current employee, the last one of whom stated (1)
–Denigration of the “public diplomacy” function within the State Department hierarchy, especially in the field [this is a personal comment (ca. 2012) from someone who had the privilege of being a PD dip for some twenty years (2)].
–Proliferation/academisation of college programs on public diplomacy; but what “real jobs” will these earnest grads get after borrowing for tuition fees? See.
–Privatization of public diplomacy: Let business “do” it. At whose expense/ investment? The consumer?
–Modification/elimination of the adjective preceding “public diplomacy,” formerly modified (but not always) (see “Diplomacies, from Public to Pubic”)