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..
As you can see, E-International Relations has recently had a facelift. Don’t be fooled, however. The update was purely cosmetic but E-IR has committed to continuing its role as a premier outlet of international relations commentary and analysis. Which is why it is confusing they kept me around. I have been a proud contributor toREAD MORE
The so-called ‘Twitter diplomacy’ has become one of the most prominent innovations in foreign policies of the world’s leading countries, political analysts say. Officials have been actively using social networking sites to address millions of people all over the globe. President Vladimir Putin’s Twitter account has more than 120,000 followers. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev`s blogREAD MORE
Over 4,500 twitter followers, a blogging Ambassador, a gallery online telling UK-Holy See relations in pictures. These are part of the digital of the footprints of our small Embassy (five of us in total): the oldest UK diplomatic representation abroad, @UKinHolySee to name it in tune with the times. Digital media have become an essentialREAD MORE
President Obama delivering the State of the Union address, Feb. 12, 2013. Credit: WhiteHouse.gov A State of the Union address is always a major public diplomacy moment. Rarely do you have the full attention of the entire world to tell every listener, watcher and tweeter, what exactly your current policy priorities are. For 2014, it is likelyREAD MORE
On 18 and 19 February, NATO’s Political Affairs and Security Policy Division received a distinguished delegation of young diplomats from the Arab Republic of Egypt in the framework of its public diplomacy [JB emphasis] activities.uncaptioned image from article
The Egyptian delegation was briefed by NATO’s International Staff and was actively engaged in substantive exchanges and discussions on topics ranging from NATO’s political agenda, operations and missions, Small Arms and Light Weapons, NATO-Russia/Ukraine Relations, cyber defence, counter terrorism and hybrid threats to NATO-Egypt’s cooperation in the framework of NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS).
state.gov; note mention of “outer space diplomacy” in the last paragraph
Image (not from entry) from, under the title, “SpaceX successfully sends Israel’s historic moon mission on its way: The first privately funded moon lander mission blasts off ready to make history.”
Office of the SpokespersonWashington, DCFebruary 22, 2019The United States congratulates the Government of Israel and our respective commercial space industries for the historic SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch of SpaceIL’s Lunar Lander named Beresheet. The mission launched yesterday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, at 8:45 p.m. EST and will land on the Moon in about two months. The non-profit organization SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries, with technical support from the Israel Space Agency, funded and built this lander. The mission required governmental authorization and continuing supervision, consistent with obligations set out in the Outer Space Treaty, to which both Israel and the Unit..