The ambassador has many roles to play, but should the main public diplomacy role be of advocacy or practicalities.
Topic 1: Ambassador Caroline Kennedy’s frank tweets in Japan
Star Envoy’s Frankness Puts Kennedy Mystique to Test in Japan | New York Times, Martin Fackler
Topic 2: Ambassador Gary Locke’s “by-the-numbers” tour in China
Gary Locke by-the-numbers tour as ambassador to China is nearing an end | Washington Post, William Wan
Adam: President Obama’s State of the Union address
Michael: Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project
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