Public Diplomacy Council Blog: Most Recent Columnists’ Entries; the original PDC entry has been slightly reformatted here.
VOA’s Studio 52 control room during a Russian Service broadcast.
S.3654 and Accountability for the US Agency for Global Media
There is a bill pending in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that would change the governance structure of the U.S. Agency for Global Media. While the bill is not perfect, it provides a necessary level of accountability and oversight that has been missing for the past two years. The bill, S.3654, would vest authorities into…
December 9, 2018 Leave a comment Advocacy, Broadcasting By Matt Armstrong
Child gazing a rubbleChild gazing a rubble
The Yemen Civil War: Critical Days Ahead
The Yemen Civil War The Yemen civil conflict, according to the United Nations, is now the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. There are signs the international community is awakening to the necessity of dealing seriously with this vastly under-reported tragedy. Sadly, many other countries have fueled that civil war, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,…
December 6, 2018 Leave a comment Advocacy By Alan Heil
Official White house portrait of Thomas JeffersonOfficial White house portrait of Thomas Jefferson
A Hemisphere of Freedom: Can Thomas Jefferson’s Dream Come True in the 21st Century?
A Hemisphere of Freedom As a principal author of the Declaration of Independence wrote to a friend nearly a century and a half ago: “America, north and south, has a set of interests distinct from those of Europe. Our end goal must surely be to make our hemisphere a hemisphere of freedom.” The administrator of…
December 4, 2018 Leave a comment Advocacy By Alan Heil
***Cover of James A. Michener’s memoir “The World Is My Home”
James A. Michener on the Public Diplomacy commissions
When American novelist James A. Michener received the Medal of Freedom in 1977, it was for his career in American letters. His many best-sellers included Tales of the South Pacific, Sayonara, The Bridges at Toko-ri, The Bridge at Andau, Hawaii, Caravans, Centennial, The Source, and many other fiction and non-fiction works. His debut novel became…
November 24, 2018 Leave a comment Advocacy By Donald M. Bishop
***Autumn Sunrise in Greenwich, Connecticut. Photo credit: Christian Ronnel
Thinking of Thanksgiving … and Governor Wilbur Cross
Later this month, Foreign Service families will celebrate Thanksgiving at their homes in foreign countries. Even though it can be quite costly to ship or buy a turkey overseas, there will be one at the center of the table, surrounded by each family’s favorite dishes – some American, some local. If the children are in…
November 17, 2018 Leave a comment Advocacy, Foreign Service By Donald M. Bishop
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