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2013 Forum: The Future of Public Diplomacy

Thursday, February 13th 2014

In the future, more flexibility, risk-taking and reform will be required of public diplomacy practitioners and policy makers, our panel concluded.

This was the last of three plenary sessions of the PDC's Fall Forum held November 12, 2013, at the George C. Marshall Conference Center of the U.S. Department of State.  It was our "look to the future," with the mandate to imagine what lies in store for public diplomacy.

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The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Under Secretaries

Friday, March 30th 2012

Tara Sonenshine was confirmed Thursday night by the Senate, and she will probably take office officially early this week.  (She can be sworn in privately by some current official and begin work, even as a more formal ceremony is planned for a few weeks hence.)

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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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Bridging the Potomac

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

In a little noticed development, the State Department and the Defense Department agreed to establish a joint office for managing global emergencies through activities such as stabilization, conflict prevention and building security capacity. 

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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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Go Nimble or Go Home

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010

The U.S. Military spends $1.75 B/day going big because we can.  We’re big on guns, battleships, and battalions but not nimble enough with our information and netwars.  What’s been our philosophy?  James Jones once said, “The bigger the hammer, the better the outcome.”  In Iraq our strategy was “Shock and Awe” while General Powell advocated “overwhelming force.” 

It’s not hammer time. 

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Dr. Nancy Snow

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Nancy Snow is a scholar, professor, speaker, and author/editor of six books, including the Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy, Information War, and Propaganda, Inc. Dr. Snow is a former Presidential Management Fellow in public diplomacy and cultural affairs at the USIA and Department of State. Reach her at www.NancySnow.com

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