Brahma Chellaney, The Hindustan Times, January 5, 2018China is emphasizing public diplomacy to help soften Indian public opinion and mute Indian concerns over an increasingly asymmetrical trade relationship. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in New Delhi the new people-to-people mechanism will “help consolidate the public-opinion foundation” for bilateral ties. China’s public diplomacy aims to underpin its “win-win” policy toward India — engagement with containment.New Delhi, however inadvertently, is lending a helping hand to Beijing’s strategy of engagement as a façade for containment. India has done little more than implore China to rein in its spiralling trade surplus. The lopsided trade relationship makes India essentially a colonial-style raw-material appendage of the state-led Chinese economy, which increasingly dumps manufactured goods there.Worse still, New Delhi effectively is funding China’s India containment strategy. India’s defence budget for the current financial year, at Rs..
Molly Bettie, exchangediplomacy.blog, September 21, 2018
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This morning I came across an article about a group of ambassadors’ wives working together on economic inequality–arguably one of the greatest challenges facing the world today, alongside (and linked with) climate change. The Spirit Level is a fascinating book that makes a strong case for inequality being the root cause behind a wide range of problems, from crime to obesity, teen pregnancy to the opioid epidemic.These ambassadors’ wives, whose husbands are based at embassies in Berlin, are led by Julia Przyłębska, the wife of the Polish ambassador to Germany. Amongst their proposed projects, they want to organise international youth exchanges with a technical, environmental and agricultural focus. Przyłębska noted that diplomats’ wives have access to a highly international network of contacts, and they want to use this network to tackle collective problems:She added that being wives of diplom..
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- 18th February 2019
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Steve Herman is a native Cincinnatian and attended elementary school here, but he’s traveled the world throughout his journalism career.
Now the White House bureau chief for the Voice of America in Washington, D.C., Herman will speak on “Covering the White House and the World” Wednesday, March 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the National Voice of America Museum in West Chester.
The free event is the first of the museum’s four-part series, “The Voice of Truth in America: Celebrating 75 Years of the VOA Bethany Station,” hosted in collaboration with the MidPointe Library System.
Herman will speak about the Voice of America today, what it’s like to cover the White House as a VOA correspondent and the VOA’s public diplomacy [JB emphasis] regarding disinformation campaigns from China and Russia.
Dayton-based law firm Sebaly, Shillito and Dyer, as well as VOA museum board member Jay Adrick, sponsor this event. RSVPs are re..
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image (not from entry) fromKadir Jun AyhanInternational Studies Perspectives, Volume 20, Issue 1, February 2019, Pages 63–83, https://doi.org/10.1093/isp/eky010Published:
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Abstract: Public diplomacy [JB emphasis](PD) lacks an agreed-upon definition and boundaries. The ambiguity surrounding the conceptualization of the term leads to confusion among scholars and practitioners and hinders the consolidation of PD as an academic field. This article surveys 160 articles and books on PD, categorizes diverse perspectives into a taxonomy, and explores the coherence of each. The taxonomy can be categorized into these perspectives: state-centric, neo-statist, nontraditional, society-centric, and accommodative. The article maps the boundaries of public diplomacy with much needed clear and coherent criteria and positions PD within the broader discipline of international relations.
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Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana has called on Sri Lankan diplomats to boost the image of Sri Lanka overseas through efficient and effective execution of public diplomacy [JB emphasis].
He has called on them to utilize its intrinsic brands such as Buddhism, gems, tea, spices, high-end export products and the warmth of traditional Sri Lankan hospitality.
Minister Marapana made these remarks at the certificate awarding ceremony on Friday (11) of the two-week long Public Diplomacy and Media Relations training programme, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its officials in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) with a view to enhancing their public diplomacy and media relations skills.
The programme was attended by the officers of the 2018 intake of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service and a group of mid-level officers serving in the Ministry.
This was the first time in two decades that the Ministry organized a professional training pro..