Better known for high tempers than high fashion, Washington, D.C., has seen catwalks pop up in the unlikeliest of places recently: embassies, historic buildings and even the State Department.That’s because people in the diplomatic community are realizing — and relishing — fashion’s role in diplomacy. Much as food, art and sports can say a lot about a nation’s culture, fashion does, too.“There’s tremendous power in what we wear,” said Jan Du Plain, president and chief executive officer of Du Plain Global Enterprises, an international public relations and events company that helped launch Cultural Tourism DC’s Passport DC program. “If one of our high-level women or men wears something that is inappropriate or can be seen as questionable, fashion speaks. When we wear something, it can have such a strong impact on people because we are watching, particularly those that are high up in government.”Du Plain recently worked with Indira ..
It’s a term used more widely than ever in the 21st century, as a leading scholar of the concept, the University of Southern California’s Professor Nicholas J. Cull explains: “Public diplomacy deals with the influence of public attitudes on the formation and execution of a nation’s foreign policies.”Dr. Cull adds that PD encompasses dimensions of international relations beyond traditional diplomacy, including:The formation of public opinion in other countriesThe interaction of private groups in one country with those of anotherThe reporting of foreign affairs and its impact on policyCommunication between those whose job it is in various countries, including diplomats and foreign correspondents.These themes reflect a wide range of intercultural communications, public and private, via cultural and educational exchanges with international visitors and US-funded global broadcasting.W..
Thanks for joining me! This post is a critical response to Christopher Meyer’s post found here. “Is a digital revolution really transforming diplomacy…Or, with the clearing of the digital dust, do we not see that the second oldest profession continues much as it has done over the millennia, through one technological revolution after another?” Posing this question,READ MORE
Russia, USA, China, Iran, France and Germany are the modern world’s leaders in digital diplomacy, says Professor of American studies, St. Petersburg state University Natalia Tsvetkova. «According to our data, there are several leading countries… In my opinion, today Russia, USA, China, Iran, France, and Germany are leaders in the development of digital diplomacy,» sheREAD MORE
МОСКВА, 11 окт — РИА Новости. РФ, США, Китай, Иран, Франция и Германия являются современными лидерами в мире по цифровой дипломатии, считает профессор кафедры американских исследований СПбГУ Наталья Цветкова. “По нашим данным, можно выделить несколько лидирующих стран… По моему мнению, сегодня Россия, США, Китай, Иран, Франция и Германия являются лидерами в развитии цифровой дипломатии”, — заявила она на конференции “Дипломатический диалог. Общественное мнениеREAD MORE
In today’s time and age, social media has become embedded in the daily workings of not only corporate organisations but also that of the government authorities. Governments around the world are looking to innovate and find ways to engage with tech savvy audience of today. As in the words of Hugh Elliot, former Director ofREAD MORE
Book Review of
Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
by George Packer
Knopf, 592 pp., $30.00
From the below New York Review of Books review by Thomas Powers. under the title :
“The Fog of Ambition”
“Holbrooke was the mission leader,” Packer writes, “and he loved speed.”
“By the time” Obama was elected, Packer writes, “Iraq was the letter ‘I’ stamped on the foreheads of Democrats like Holbrooke.”
Thomas Powers, The New York Review of Books
JUNE 6, 2019 ISSUE
Tomas Muscionico/Contact Press ImagesRichard Holbrooke and Kofi Annan at the United Nations, New York City, October 2000***JB: A Minor note for historians, an addendum to the above-cited book review*
[I served as the Public Affairs Officer at American Embassy Belgrade, 1995-1998, and spent much time in the presence of Holbrooke, especially when he was communicating with the media. My job was to handle public diplomacy at the U.S. mission. Some observations pertaining to that driven (for what destination?) r..
Around election times, monitoring politicians on social media comes to the forefront. We analysed in the past how creating buzz on social has helped or harmed political candidates in the United States, France, and Finland.
This spring, we’ve taken unprecedented effort to capture the entire spectrum of political hopefuls by adding almost 1000 candidates into our election filter. There are party leaders and official party pages, plus virtually everyone with a public page on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram who is running for a seat in the Finnish parliament this spring. (Over 400 candidates have no public pages on social media at all.)
You can find both filters in Trending: Eduskuntavaalit 2019, Eduskuntavaalit Puoluejohtajat 2019.
How to make sense of filters where you’re tracking politicians?
1. Quickly see which politician’s own posts are noticed on social media.
What might be surprising is that it’s not always party leaders who get the most engagement. Social media candidates with..READ MORE