So we all like a good laugh, especially at the expense of important people, which is why pricking pomposity and mocking self-importance has become such a popular sport online (and why anxious, threatened politicians who wish for a more controlled world, in the sense of controlled from the centre, continue to try and ban theREAD MORE
By Braden Ruddy Nation, Identity, Food as Power, and the Theory and Practice of Gastrodiplomacy Last year, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proclaimed that “food is the oldest form of diplomacy.” This is just one recent claim of the power of food and its use in diplomacy, both today and through the ages.READ MORE
@marcoRecorder Twiplomacy already does an incredible job in assessing the presence of world leaders on Twitter. What I want to show you today is a brief overview of how European Heads of Government perform on Twitter in terms of followers, Klout score and in terms of fake followers. Just to be clear, I refer toREAD MORE
A lot of my diplomatic counterparts in Havana look completely bemused when I talk to them about Twitter or tell them what my last blog was about. That’s not because they don’t know what Twitter or blogging is but because they don’t really see social media as playing a role in their daily diplomacy. ManyREAD MORE
Jian (Jay) Wang, uscpublicdiplomacy.org
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Public diplomacy [JB emphasis] encompasses a range of ways for nations to engage with their foreign publics in search of improved understanding and desired relationships. It creates soft power, an indispensable currency in contemporary global affairs.But profound and influential societal changes are disrupting public diplomacy. As the practice is essentially a set of communication-centric activities, we see several overarching transformative, interwoven trends along every key aspect of the enterprise.First and foremost, the broader geo-political and geo-economic context for communication on the global stage is changing. On the one hand, the rise of China and other major emerging economies are engendering tectonic power shifts in world affairs. On the other, there is sharpening domestic discord, especially in the West, on the nature and extent of a nation’s global engagement and commitment. In the meantime, according..
Organizer: Center for Media, Data and Society
Address: Central European University
Category: Hungarian Media
Academic Area: Hungarian Media; Journalism
Monday, February 25, 2019 – 10:00am
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Monday, February 25, 2019 – 10:00am to Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – 5:00pm
Do you wonder how much of the news you consume is fake?Are you interested in how the media works and how the news ends up on our newsfeed?Would you like to know how to recognize misinformation and what you can do to fight disinformation?Would you like to learn how (dis)information is produced and disseminated? Do you want to discuss these issues with international experts?
About the workshop
The goal of the workshop is to discuss the topic of disinformation in the context of the state of the media with participation of Hungarian and international experts on the topic. The workshop will be highly interactive and will have a strong practical component: develo..
Cassady Potts, onwardstate.com
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The Council of Sustainable Leaders [JB: see] is expanding its fall Sustainability Showcase Series to host 12 more weekly events throughout the spring semester.Each session addresses the broad theme: “What is your ‘Big Idea’ that will advance sustainability in the 21st century?” Although sustainability is often associated with environmental concerns, speakers cover a variety of topics ranging from building dream communities to communicating during an age of post-truth media tribalism to yes, llamas.Presentations are held on Fridays from 12-1:30 p.m. in various locations in the HUB. Guests who RSVP will be provided lunch. …Although the series has already resumed for the spring semester, there are still plenty of speakers to look forward to: …February 1: Laurie Mulvey, executive director of World in Conversation Center for Public Diplomacy: “Moving from Object to Subject” in 132 HUB …
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No effort towards preparing the Armenian and Azerbaijani societies for peace will yield any result without the will of the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) people, a Yerevan-based political analyst said today, commenting on the statement released by the international mediators (after the meeting between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan).
Speaking to Tert.am, Narek Minasyan also agreed that the European Union has invested considerable time and effort in the recent years in establishing a dialogue between the two countries' peoples.
“The concept of public diplomacy used to be essentially widespread, as they implemented programs for many years in an effort to pave the way to a dialogue between the two sides. The absence of a dialogue creates a breeding ground for a [hate] propaganda in Azerbaijan,” he said.
Minasyan also regretted to note that the legislative crackdown on the civil society in Azerbaijan deprived many citizens of that co..