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The Rodney Dangerfield of Foreign Policy

Friday, January 20th 2012

"I ain't got no respect."    That was the tag line of the popular comedian of the late 20th century  Rodney Dangerfield.  Regrettably, the late Mr. Dangerfield's line is perfectly applicable to today's Public Diplomacy.  After all, the only government entity that kept an eye on USG public diplomacy was de-funded and de-authorized in the 2012 budget.

 

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Missing! One Advisory Commission...

Friday, December 16th 2011

In attempting to contact the Executive Director of the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy this morning (December 16), I was surprised to get this message: 

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, the only government organization charged with overseeing and promoting public diplomacy and strategic communication of the U.S. Government, was not reauthorized by the Congress and ceased operations on December 16, 2011.

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Brian E. Carlson

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Summary: An experienced public diplomacy officer, Ambassador Brian Carlson advises the InterMedia research organization on military and foreign affairs issues and serves the State Department as a senior inspector. For the last three years he was the State Department liaison to the Department of Defense on strategic communication.

 

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