books.telegraph.co.uk; see also (1)
[New book] by Nicholas John Cull [JB – see]
Part of the Contemporary Political Communication series
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 272 pages
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication Date: 08/03/2019
Category: Public opinion & polls
Greg Weeks, weeksnotice.blogspot
The State Department just published a new Foreign Relations of the United States volume: Public Diplomacy, 1964-1968. Another word for “public diplomacy” is actually “propaganda.” So, for example, in May 1965 the Director of the United States Information Agency wrote a memo to LBJ about the invasion of the Dominican Republic. He noted how difficult it was to get support in the region. We need to convince non-Communist governments of our good intentions.If we are to succeed in making other Latin American nations believe that our actions are vital to their safety and freedom, it is of utmost importance that we get some members of the OAS, and perhaps non-OAS neighbors of the Dominican Republic like Jamaica, to speak out about the Communist involvement in the Dominican Republic, and to offer troops or other support to our efforts to end the bloodshed.That did not work out too well. The OAS did eventually send people, including some troops, but this was not..
Skip to content Alasdair Hamilton
Head of Science and Innovation Team, British Embassy in Beijing
Part of Global Science and Innovation Network
28th November 2019 Beijing, China
FINDING PULSARS: RADIO ASTRONOMY & SPACE SCIENCE OUTREACH IN RURAL CHINAThe FAST Radio Telescope“The greatest danger facing us is ourselves, and irrational fear of the unknown. There is no such thing as the unknown. Only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood.”
If you can identify this quote and who said it then you have done well. If not you may be surprised. I’ll come back with an answer to that at the end of this blog.
There a lot to take way from these words, particularly the last three. Space does provide an irrational fear of the unknown, though mainly in the form of Sci-Fi in books, films and TV shows. It’s usually what gets children interested in space – I know I did through watching Star Wars and Star Trek. But children do have a wonderful curiosity about them and getting them intereste..
Skip to content Robin Barnett
Ambassador to Ireland, Dublin
Part of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
3rd July 2020 Dublin, Ireland
Guest blog on UK-Ireland connections from Catherine Page, a deputy to Ambassador Robin BarnettBy endurance we conquer – what Shackleton can teach us todayWe have all had to find sources of inspiration to help us in the last few months. Mine came on one of many local lockdown walks in Dublin, when I passed a house with a plaque to “the Antarctic Explorer and Leader of Men”, Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose childhood home it had been. I have been inspired by Shackleton for a long time, since I was 17 and went on an expedition which re-traced his journey to the Antarctic island of South Georgia. But it felt particularly appropriate to find him again now – to be reminded of his story of grit and determination at a time when we have all been searching for these too, and to recall his family motto: “by endurance we conquer”.
Because if I had to sum up 2020 so far in one word ..
Telangana Today, 4th May 2019
Sayeed image from Wikipedia
Dr Ausaf Sayeed emphasised that there will be no barrier between India's ambassador and its people in abroad.
Jeddah: The doors of the Indian embassy will always remain open to the NRI [JB – Non-Resident Indian] community which can approach the office with their concerns and constructive suggestions, Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Dr Ausaf Sayeed said.
He emphasised that there will be no barrier between India’s ambassador and its people in abroad.
Speaking at a rousing reception on Friday evening in Riyadh, he said “involving every people for whom we work is style of my work starting from beginning of service as Passport officer from Hyderabad to Ambassador in Riyadh.”
The new Ambassador recalled that he was dubbed as a ‘people’s diplomat’ and would uphold similar approach as Ambassador also.
Dr Ausaf Sayeed said that he can be easily accessible to the community as public diplomacy [JB emphasis] would be one of his top..