Jon Worgan, 2nd Secretary Political, on how @UKinLibya built their 200k+ following and used twitter to cross borders and bridge political divides. Translation: Deeply moved by the story of Suleiman, the brave Libyan soldier who defied his Daesh captors in Benghazi Almost half of Libya’s young population use social media. It was a unifying force
globaltiesus.org; see also (1) (2)
GLOBAL TIES ANNOUNCES KATHERINE BROWN AS PRESIDENT AND CEOon March 07, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEKatherine Brown, Ph.D., former Executive Director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis], to lead Global Ties, the largest and oldest citizen diplomacy network in the United States.WASHINGTON, DC—Global Ties U.S., a nonprofit that makes international exchange programs more effective by fostering deep connections between current and future leaders, announced today Katherine Brown, Ph.D., as the organization's incoming President and CEO, effective April 9, 2018.Katherine brings a wealth of experience from the media, nonprofit, and academic sectors, as well as the U.S. government. She is highly regarded in the international affairs and public diplomacy arena as a strategic, forward-thinking leader.
Jacquelyn G. Shipe, Chair of the Global Ties U.S. Board of Directors, affirmed, “Katherine is uniquely positioned to continue movin..
The newspapers are packed with front page, head line stories of Prime Minister’s recent and successful visit to the West Coast of United States, where he professed his firm belief in ‘social media’ as the apt medium of the hour to connect people, build communities, local and global. While he booted up the dream
newhouseinsider.syr.edu, March 6, 2019
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A unique program between Newhouse and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] program is a two-year, two-degree (Public Relations/International Relations) opportunity for students looking to work in communication both at home and abroad. This week on the Newhouse Insider Podcast, Steven Pike, Assistant Professor of Public Relations, sits down with Eric to discuss the ins-and-outs of the Public Diplomacy program, studying abroad, and working for the State Department.
Steven Pike is a veteran of the State Department with over twenty years of experience around the globe. He has served in the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Senegal, Haiti, and Washington, D.C. He’s been known to make the occasional Doctor Who reference too.
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Mahsa Rouhi and Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, iiss.org; original article contains links
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What does Zarif's resignation mean for Iranian diplomacy? With the erosion of a unipolar world Iran has the chance to shift its foreign policy, whilst continuing to comply with the JCPOA [JB see] and maintain broad diplomatic engagement.
On Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif announced his resignation in a late-night Instagram post, sending shockwaves through political circles in Iran and abroad. Just ten days earlier, Javad Zarif’s fiery performance at the Munich Security Conference had won him praise across the political spectrum in Iran. At a time when public support for the JCPOA among Iranians has slipped to just 51%, Zarif’s strong message struck a chord with the Iranian public, who flooded social media with clips of him defending Iran’s missile program and refu..