Council Elects New President and Board Members

After his two-year term as President of the Public Diplomacy Council, Don Bishop passes the office to Prof. Adam Clayton Powell III. At the same meeting, the Council's board elected several new members. "Read More" to see our new lineup of officers and to learn more about the Council.

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U.S. Public Diplomacy: Three "Challenges"

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. 

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A Minister-Counselor in the State Department's Senior Foreign Service when he finished his federal career, Donald M. Bishop is a trainer, speaker, and mentor in Public Diplomacy and Communication. He also speaks on history and leadership. After serving as President of the Public Diplomacy Council, he now is a member of the Board of Directors.

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White House to IIP - Macon Phillips Heads to State

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.

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Joe B. Johnson consults on government communication and technology after a career in the United States Foreign Service.  He is an instructor for the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, where he teaches strategic planning for public diplomacy.

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Public Diplomacy Council September Forum: “Public Diplomacy as a Global Phenomenon: The Case of Israel and Turkey”

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:

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Eva Harder joins the Public Diplomacy Council as a fellow from American University’s graduate program in International Media. The International Media program is split between the School of Communication and the School of International Service, which is exactly where Ms. Harder’s professional and academic interests coalesce.

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You're the Diplomat... What Do You Say?

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?

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David Jackson is a veteran journalist and former U.S. government official with extensive multimedia communications experience in domestic and international markets.

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President Kennedy, Edward R. Murrow, and Civil Rights

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.

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A Minister-Counselor in the State Department's Senior Foreign Service when he finished his federal career, Donald M. Bishop is a trainer, speaker, and mentor in Public Diplomacy and Communication. He also speaks on history and leadership. After serving as President of the Public Diplomacy Council, he now is a member of the Board of Directors.

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Author: Donald M. Bishop

The Public Diplomacy Council is a nonprofit organization committed to the academic study, professional practice, and responsible advocacy of public diplomacy. Founded in 1988, the Council serves the community of public diplomacy professionals, professors and students interested in public diplomacy.

 

 

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