Dr. Joshua Walker, director of global programs, is based in APCO’s Washington, D.C. office. Today I had the privilege of attending the Country Promotion Strategy Conference, put on by the Washington Diplomat and sponsored in part by APCO Worldwide. Among other thought-provoking presenters and panelists, the conference featured Stephen Hadley, former national security advisor and memberREAD MORE
Evan Kraus is executive director of digital strategy at APCO Online®, a service group that delivers powerful, results-focused online communication strategies for APCO Worldwide’s clients around the world. This post originally appeared in the Diplomatic Courier. Walk the streets of any big city today, anywhere in the world, and it is impossible to miss theREAD MORE
How American public diplomacy was practiced in Germany over the course of three decades is the subject of this essay by a distinguished retired senior public diplomacy officer. Brandenberg Gate, Berlin In Communicating with the World: US. Public Diplomacy Overseas1 I included four case studies on the practice of public diplomacy—in the Soviet Union,READ MORE
Dec 26, 2013 Written by Matt Bostrom, Guest Contributor Many of us have heard that the United States is “ahead of Europe” when it comes to digital campaigning in the political sphere. Certainly there are examples from the United States that come quickly to mind, such as Barack Obama’s 2012 and 2008 Presidential campaigns andREAD MORE
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Office of the SpokespersonWashington, DCMarch 11, 2019 Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Senior Official for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] and Public Affairs Michelle S. Giuda travels to the United Kingdom March 11-12.In London, Assistant Secretary Giuda will deliver opening remarks at a meeting of the Communications Working Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. The Working Group seeks to contest the information space in which ISIS operates. It also seeks to ensure that the contraction of the group’s territory is followed by its ideological defeat, while coordinating strategic communications among Coalition members to tackle future propaganda threats from other violent extremist organizations.Assistant Secretary Giuda will also discuss government communications strategies with UK government officials. In addition, she will meet with U.S. Embassy staff and the Department’s London Media Hub.
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Office of the SpokespersonWashington, DCMarch 11, 2019The President’s FY 2020 budget request proposes $40 billion for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The FY 2020 budget request provides the necessary resources to protect United States citizens, increase American prosperity by utilizing foreign assistance to create the conditions that will expand opportunities for U.S. businesses, support our allies while asking other nations to do more, and advance a secure, prosperous world by assisting countries to become self-reliant economic and security partners.This budget request focuses resources on providing better results for the American people. It supports effective American diplomacy, prioritizes embassy security and the protection of diplomats and staff, and provides support for strategic partners and diplomatic progress. It also makes programs more effective while increasing burden sharing in orde..