Friday, August 10th 2012
Thanks to some very fast work by our friends at Amazon.com, the Council's new book is already available in both paperback and as an e-book on their website. The book is also available through our printer Create Space on their website and will shortly be available on many international Amazon sites and at quality independent book stores around the U.S. Now there is no excuse not to buy a copy.
Monday, June 13th 2011
The Practice of Public Diplomacy:Confronting Challenges Abroad, Edited by William A. Rugh, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, March 2011, ISBN: 978-0-230-11322-0, 280 pp., $85. Reviewed by William P. Kiehl, Ed. D., Editor of American Diplomacy
“This book shows great promise” was an initial reaction while reading the superb introduction to this volume by editor Ambassador (ret.) William Rugh. Dr. Rugh put this collection of 14 essays together from term papers submitted by his graduate school students at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The “promise” was anticipation that the volume under review would fill a void in the relatively new academic field of public diplomacy studies. That gap consists of narrative material focusing on the practical work of public diplomacy officers at overseas posts. The need is, as the editor states, “to convey an understanding of public diplomacy as it is practiced by professionals at American embassies abroad.” Calling, in essence, for case studies in U. S. public diplomacy.
Sunday, November 28th 2010
Here is an example of public diplomacy in action: The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has just published "The Eagle and the Elephant: Thai American Relations Since 1833" which was produced for the Thai Embassy in Washington by PDWorldwide (PDC Member Bill Kiehl's international consulting firm).
Courtesy of Bruce Gregory
Bruce Gregory, Public Diplomacy Council member and Adjunct Professor at George Washington University, has updated his list of Public Diplomacy Books, Articles and Websites.