gwtoday.gwu.edu, March 06, 2019
The Vermont senator was awarded the Walter Roberts Award for Congressional Leadership in Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] during a Capitol Hill ceremony
Image from article: Janet Steele (right) presents Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) with the Walter Roberts Award for Congressional Leadership in Public Diplomacy. (Photo: Colette Kent)The George Washington University Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication recently awarded U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) the Walter Roberts Award for Congressional Leadership in Public Diplomacy.The institute also announced a grant from the Walter Roberts Endowment to the Vermont Council on World Affairs to enhance international youth leadership exchanges.Mr. Leahy said he was grateful for the honor and thankful for the work GW and the Vermont Council on World Affairs were doing to promote awareness and understanding of the world. Vermonters understand their future is inextricably linked to the wider world, he sai..Read more
Sonenshine image fromThe Aspen Institute
The American Diplomatic Toolbox
Tara Sonenshine [JB see], former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] and Public Affairs Sonenshine on the American diplomatic toolbox and public diplomacy
Defining public diplomacy as an honest, authentic delivery of information that will shape and explain and educate without propagandizing and without propagating false notions. Fmr. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs of the US Dept. of State, Tara Sonenshine in conversation with Charlie Firestone of the Aspen Institute.
Tara Sonenshine, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
–Sonenshine on the American diplomatic toolbox and public diplomacy
–Sonenshine on diplomacy vs. propaganda
–Sonenshine on the history of diplomacy
–Sonenshine public diplomacy and the American dream narrative
–Sonenshine on diaspora & cultural exchanges
–Sonenshine on public dip..
President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works. For Eric Maland, the whole thing goes back to that San Francisco wedding. Mikey wasn’t there—well, wait, actually, Mikey was there. But Eric didn’t meet him at that point. Eric met some otherRead more
It used to be easy to get the American public to pay attention to presidents. You could get the nation huddled around their radio while catching them up on what was new in D.C.. You could get all three television networks to run your speech in primetime. You could give an interview to one ofRead more
Brian Stelter, CNN Business, January 20, 2019; see also (1)
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New York (CNN Business) Voice of America has been busy for the past month covering the partial government shutdown.
But unlike other major news outlets, many of Voice of America's reporters are working without pay, victims of the shutdown themselves.
The VOA is part of the US Agency for Global Media [JB see], which was known until recently as the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The agency is funded by the government, and beams news coverage around the world through networks like VOA, Radio Free Europe and Radio Martí and on the web.
The offices of the Agency for Global Media are closed. But the newsrooms are open and its reporters are navigating furloughs and lack of pay to keep the news going.
“The two of us who cover the White House have been going back and forth between unpaid working and furlough status,” the news organization's White House bureau chief Steve Herman told CNN Business…