Several weeks ago I wrote a blog post in which I attempted to illustrate and analyze the social network of the world’s foreign ministries. This analysis was the result of a series of interviews I have been conducting with foreign policy practitioners at the Israeli foreign ministry who told me that they use social mediaRead more
The purpose of this blog is to give a new impulse to the discussion on the role of private business in today’s public diplomacy and to open the question on what exactly private public diplomacy means, and whether it should exist as a concept. If there is such a thing as private public diplomacy, what exactly does it imply? Can we simply describe it as the involvement of private businesses in the process of building and maintaining a country’s (city’s, region’s) image abroad, or in the process of advocating for an internationally important cause such as climate change or human rights?
report on Dec. forum w Jody Olsen, events of interest this week
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If you missed this month’s First Monday forum with Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen, you can see Alan Heil’s article on her remarks at https://www.publicdiplomacycouncil.org/2018/12/13/a-peace-corps-portrait-in-a-season-of-peace/
Our next First Monday lunch forum on Jan. 7 will feature Emerson Brooking and Peter Singer, authors of Like War: The Weaponization of Social Media. As usual, we will convene at George Washington University’s Elliott School, in the Lindner Commons, Rom 602. And as always we ask that you RSVP to [email protected] so we have an accurate count for catering. More about Brooking, Singer and their book at https://www.likewarbook.com/
Change of date for the next Council meeting: The next meeting of the Council membership will be on Monday morning, February 11th, instead of Monday, F..
“[Mattis: A] 43-year Marine veteran nicknamed 'Mad Dog' (the moniker was no doubt another attraction for Trump), and whose orders to his troops poised to attack a city in Iraq were: Be Polite. Be Professional. Have a Plan to Kill Everyone You Meet.”
–From Jim Hoagland, “Mattis endured a lot. Here’s why this was the last straw,” The Washington Post; see also
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The concepts behind “social networking” aren’t anything new – ever since there have been humans, we have been looking for ways to connect, network, and promote with one another – but they’ve taken on an entirely new meaning (and momentum) in the digital age. Where we used to have handshakes, word-of-mouth referrals, and stamped letters,Read more