The Domestic Dimension of Public Diplomacy Nov 6, 2018 Discussions of public diplomacy often favor an international scope, especially as states address how they are perceived by publics abroad. But as Jitka Pánek Jurková of Charles University in Prague notes in a new analysis, the domestic dimension of public diplomacy is drawing increased attention. What must not be overlooked, the study notes, is the domestic environment that lays the foundation for a state's public diplomacy framework. By using Israeli public diplomacy as a case study, Jurková describes how domestic entities have a say in how their state represents itself abroad. Instead of examining this domestic element as a monolith, however, Jurková notes differences between the individual, organizational and national levels of domestic engagement. In Israel, a culture of individual engagement, differing views among public diplomacy organizations, and ideas of public diplomacy and national narratives come together t..
How to Build a More Diverse Foreign Policy Sector Oct 16, 2018 For many, the terms "male, pale and Yale" come to mind when thinking of foreign policy leadership. This can have dire consequences for foreign policy practice. As civic and community engagement firm Vestige Strategies notes in a recent report on diversity and inclusion in the foreign policy sector, a lack of diversity not only disenfranchises minority groups working for the world's leading institutions, but also impacts how these institutions work with minority groups around the world. The statistics on diversity within the foreign policy world speak volumes—in an assessment of 20 non-governmental and non-academic organizations prominent in Washington, D.C., the firm found that while 80 percent of these organizations incorporate diversity in their recruitment, hiring, development and promotion policies, many lack the accountability structures and financial resources to improve inclusion models. "Gender, race ..
Navigating the Web of Public Diplomacy Oct 2, 2018 Public diplomacy is the focus of the latest edition of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, a leading research journal on diplomatic studies. The plethora of topics covered includes PD in the military, PD's impact on food regulations in Mexico and on the crisis in Ukraine, the significance of reputation to diplomatic practice and more. One article by Andreas Pacher, "Strategic Publics in Public Diplomacy: A Typology and a Heuristic Device for Multiple Publics," addresses an important pillar of PD: publics, and the strategies for engaging with them. By defining the range of strategic publics targeted by diplomats, Pacher proposes terminology for six ideal types. Additionally, Pacher provides a device to guide analyses of PD strategy, emphasizing relationships between public diplomats and governments, immediate strategic publics and mass publics. Explaining the rationale behind his proposed six types of publics, Pacher notes, "the..
Northeast Asia: A Public Diplomacy Vision Oct 10, 2018 In June, CPD Director Jay Wang participated in South Korea's 2018 Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity, where he spoke on a panel that discussed public diplomacy across Northeast Asia. During the event, Wang emphasized the prevalence of non-state actors as key players in public diplomacy and acknowledged that, as audiences and platforms change, there is a need to make public diplomacy more strategic. "This is actually the moment when we are trying to figure out, what is the 21st century world order?" said Wang. "How should East Asia contribute to the developing of this new world order?" Below please find a video featuring the panel discussion. The original video can be found on Arirang TV's YouTube channel here. [Arirang Special] Jeju Forum - Vision of Public Diplomacy for Northeast Asia_ Full Episode Video of [Arirang Special] Jeju Forum - Vision of Public Diplomacy for Northeast Asia_ Full Episode Tags Vi..
Public Diplomacy Award for Croatia
The Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Award presented by the Diplomatic Council together with Diplomat Magazine was accepted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, Dr. med. Gordan Grlić Radman, visibly moved. Dr Mayelinne de Lara, publisher of the 1.5 million readers worldwide leading diplomatic magazine, presented him with the prize sculpture. At the same time, the Croatian ambassador was solemnly accepted as an honorary member of the Diplomatic Council. …
Ambassador to the United Kingdom Antonio M. Lagdameo welcomes representatives of various Philippine and British higher education institutions at the Philippine Embassy in London Hangouts on 22 January 2019. (Stacy Garcia photo)
LONDON 08 February 2019 — “Education is a critical instrument in opening eyes, minds, and hearts. It is a bridge that has connected and will continue to connect both the Philippines and the United Kingdom in the years to come,” said Ambassador to the United Kingdom Antonio M. Lagdameo as he welcomed more than a hundred representatives from Philippine and British higher education institutions to the first Philippine Embassy in London Hangouts of 2019 on 22 January 2019.
The year’s first Hangout aims to spark collaborations and uncover opportunities in education to increase Philippine and British student mobility, facilitate institutional linkages, and to promote stronger partnerships among Philippine and British universities.
In his speech, Ambassador..