What did the public diplomacy conversation look like in 2019? To ring in 2020, we took a look at your favorite CPD Blog posts for the year:
By Lynda Jessup
Jessup announces the North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative (NACDI)’s new partnership to advance the study of cultural diplomacy.
Ambassador Hachigian examines how urban centers can take international relations into their own hands. This piece was originally published by Foreign Policy. Take a look back at this year’s second LA Summit on City Diplomacy, produced by CPD in partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of International Affairs.
By CPD Research Fellow (2018-2020) Ian Thomas
Thomas, the British Council’s Head of Evaluation for the Arts, discusses the value of arts showcasing for soft power.
By Past CPD Visiting Scholar Kwang-jin Choi
Choi sheds light on the value of “people’s diplomacy” for South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Read Choi’s related article in CPD Perspectives here.
Grundel and Stenberg discuss why social listening is a critical tool for managing a country’s image.
Anantasirikiat examines how (and why) Thailand seeks to be looked upon favorably by Mozambicans.
Soft power scholar Joseph S. Nye, Jr. evaluates how public diplomacy investment impacts American soft power in the Trump administration. This piece was originally published by Project Syndicate.
In anticipation of Ayurveda Day, Aparna Sridhar of Center for Soft Power wrote about how the Ayurveda system’s unique approach to healthcare is a source of India’s soft power.
By CPD Faculty Fellow Corneliu Bjola
Bjola proposes five counter-disinformation tactics for diplomats. This piece was originally published by theElcano Royal Institute.
The second post in this two-part series delves into President Trump’s hyperreal digital activity and implications for public diplomacy.