Deborah Bronnert: The new Foreign Office chief on why it’s such a good place for women to work The new Foreign Office chief has squared up to President Mugabe, but she also drops everything for her son’s bedtime Just over 40 years ago, any woman who worked for the Foreign Office was forced to resign
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[R]ecent data (Kauffman 2018 State of Entrepreneurship in the U.S.) shows that American entrepreneurs overwhelmingly feel unsupported by the government. Around 80 percent of startups and older businesses (five years or more) did not receive government support to launch their enterprise — despite 98 percent of American firms having fewer than 100 employees (Census Bureau’s 2016 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs). This funding gap indicates the strong need for entrepreneurs to look beyond government channels in order to cultivate the expertise and experience to build innovative and economically vibrant societies.
Nonpartisan institutions like Meridian International Center [JB – see] help bridge this gap through global leadership programs and training initiatives that fuse together entrepreneurial thought, leadership development and multicultural understanding, all in one place. Historically, leadership programs ha..
Dr. Walter Roberts delivers insights from his life as a youth fleeing Nazi Germany during WWII, joining the U.S. Information Agency, and serving as one of America’s most prominent public diplomacy practitioners and academics.
The Digitalization of Public Diplomacy pp 135-176| Cite as; from Springer Link
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First Online: 15 January 2019Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] book series (GPD)
AbstractRecent years have seen growing concerns over the use of propaganda and disinformation by nations such as Russia. Fueled by the phenomenon of echo chambers and filter bubbles, diplomats are increasingly wary of using digital technologies in public diplomacy activities. This chapter reviews the latest studies pertaining to algorithmic filtering on social media sites. Building on this, it then explores how some nations attempt to weaponize filter bubbles so as to spread propaganda and disinformation. Given that the flow of disinformation is not limited to social media, this chapter identifies the tools through which disinformation and propaganda are ..
Korea Foundation President Lee Si-hyung speaks during a recent interview with The Korea Times at his office in Seoul. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
KF helps raise public awareness toward government's diplomatic policies
By Yi Whan-woo
The latest hazing death of a biracial teenager in Incheon and anti-immigration protests against asylum seekers from Yemen show the challenges Korea faces as it becomes a multicultural society.
To tackle such challenges, the Korea Foundation (KF), a nonprofit organization that has been promoting public diplomacy [JB emphasis] under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is stepping up efforts to help people develop a global mindset, according to KF President Lee Si-hyung.
He deemed two projects — a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with district offices in Busan and the first “Public Diplomacy Week” — were especially helpful to achieve the goal.
The MOU was signed by ASEAN Culture House, an institution in Busan aimed at nurturing cult..