Does a democratic government predicate effective public diplomacy, or is it simply inhibiting a coherent message?
Erik Nisbet is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on public diplomacy and foreign policy, mostly in terms of American-Islamic relations; comparative democratization, primarily in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia; and science, health and environmental communication, focusing on barriers to effective communication. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2008.
Ryan Suto is a Research Associate at Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. He earned a. M.A. in international relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, an M.S. in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and a J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law.