Wed. Mar. 7201810:00am — 11:00am4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson CenterDirections to the Wilson Center
Wariness of political correctness and distrust of intellectuals has led to the proliferation of “post-truth” or “fake news”. That has made it more difficult to distinguish between the role of public diplomacy and outright propaganda. How the United States leverages its soft power could define Washington’s relations with key allies worldwide, including Japan. Join us for a discussion on the outlook for public diplomacy [JB emphasis] between Japan and the United States, and the challenges of political communications amid rapidly changing perspectives on national identity.
Yasushi WatanabeJapan ScholarProfessor, Keio UniversityCraig HaydenDiplomatic Mastery Program Coordinator, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Dept. of State
We are reminded every day that this is a region racked by conflict and instability. The Syrian people are battling for an alternative to the barrel bombs of Assad and the box office barbarism of ISIS. Millions have had to flee their homes, and face a perilous struggle for survival. Libya and Yemen are inRead more
Fairfax, VA – George Mason University’s Character Assassination and Reputation Politics (CARP) Research Lab hosts its second international conference “Character Assassination and Populism: Challenges and Responses” on March 15-17, 2019.
One primary characteristic of today’s global society is the growing public distrust in many traditional authorities. In the context of institutional legitimacy crisis, there is a great demand for new voices to trust. These changes provide opportunities for populists and charismatic opinion leaders of all kinds to promote their agendas and influence public opinion. Populist politicians often become primary newsmakers for clickbait content in the media that proliferates personal opinions, falsehoods, and unwarranted ad hominem attacks. Belligerent rhetoric also normalizes the culture of incivility which has negative consequences for civil debate in a well-functioning democracy.
Digitalni mediji od diplomata su napravili moderne medijske ambasadore. Ali ne vladaju svi novim pravilima igre. „Diplomatija u 140 karaktera“ bio je naslov diskusije Globalnog medija foruma u organizaciji Dojče velea. U jutarnjim satima drugog aprila, razgovori o Iranu prerasli su u dogovor sa Iranom. Vođe pregovaračkih delegacija postigle su pomak u razgovorima oko iranskogRead more
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I was delighted to join my ASEAN counterparts at an ASEAN-Australia Summit this morning.
Australia has committed to a Southeast Asia Economic Governance and Infrastructure Initiative that will help unlock our region’s next phase of economic growth. Through this initiative, Australia will provide countries with technical advice to support economic growth, such as taxation and competition policy and debt management. It will also support infrastructure project selection and preparation and help governments to mobilise finance. This investment will provide ASEAN countries with access to public and private-sector specialists and support regional dialogue on economic and infrastructure issues.
A new five-year phase of the Greater Mekong Water Resources Program will support more equitable, transparent and effective water resource management. This investment will help make available Australia’s internationally recognised expertise on an issue at ..