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Monday, September 30th 2013
The Council of American Ambassadors recently selected two Public Diplomacy officers -- Lia Miller and Erin Rattazzi -- as its 2013 Kathryn W. Davis Public Diplomacy Fellows. The fellowship combines on-the-job training with academic study at USC and mentoring by members of the Council of American Ambassadors, the Public Diplomacy Council, and Meridian International Center. The Council asked me to speak at the luncheon, hosted by Ambassador and former USIA Director Bruce Gelb, honoring the two Fellows. Here are my remarks.
Problems? Issues? Tangles? Thickets?
U. S. Public Diplomacy: Three "Challenges"
Remarks of Donald M. Bishop
President, Public Diplomacy Council
To the Council of American Ambassadors
Luncheon to honor the 2013 Kathryn W. Davis Fellows in Public Diplomacy
Washington, September 24, 2013
Ambassadors, leaders of American Public Diplomacy, and friends, thank you for your invitation to speak as we honor two new Kathryn W. Davis Public Diplomacy Fellows.
Saturday, September 21st 2013
Macon Phillips will be the new Coordinator of the State Department’s International Information Programs Bureau, the Washington Post reported. The Post quoted him as saying: “Being able to figure out how we can connect what makes America great with foreign audiences is a great way to advance our interests.”
Perhaps IIP will catch a break after the disastrous tenure of Dawn McCall. However, Phillips’ move reminds me of a business book that came out in 2007, a year before he came to Washington as a digital strategist for President Obama: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. Here’s why.
Friday, September 13th 2013
Here's a recap from Monday’s Lunch Forum written by its organizer, Dr. John Brown, with his preview of future discussions on the topic of global public diplomacy:
Thursday, September 5th 2013
Now that the president, after rallying the country to the brink of war, has abruptly reined it in, let us take a moment to sympathize with the dilemma faced by our diplomats:
How do they explain the U.S. position on Syria?
Wednesday, August 28th 2013
As Americans mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, Public Diplomacy professionals should also note an address by President John Kennedy -- and the influence of USIA Director Edward R. Murrow -- two months earlier.