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PDcast #14: The New PD Under Secretary & Higher Ed Soft Power

PDcast #14: The New PD Under Secretary & Higher Ed Soft Power

February 14, 2014 12:32 pm by: Category: Education Diplomacy, Featured, North America, Public Diplomacy, The PDcast 2 Comments A+ / A-

Will Richard Stengel reinvigorate the Under Secretary of PD office?  Should higher ed be leveraged for soft power?

The PDcast is a weekly podcast featuring Jennifer OsiasJulia WatsonAdam Cyr, and Michael Ardaiolo discussing the trending public diplomacy topics. Subscribe now in iTunes.

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Topic 1: Richard Stengel as the newly confirmed Under Secretary of Public Diplomacy

To Read:

State Department Nominations | C-SPAN

Rick Stengel confirmed to State Dept. post | Politco, Dylan Byers

Obama Nominates Richard Stengel to the State Department’s Public Diplomacy Bureau | Diplopundit, Domani Spero

 

Topic 2: Soft power in higher education

To Read:

Higher education bolsters UK soft power | Times Higher Education, David Matthews

The limits of soft power in higher education | University World News, Jane Knight

Almost One-Third of All Foreign Students in U.S. Are From China | Chronicles of Higher Education, Jonah Newman

Soft power in higher education: friend or foe? | The ACU Voice, John Kirkland

 

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About Michael Ardaiolo

Michael Ardaiolo is currently a student in Syracuse University's Public Diplomacy Master's Program: M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and M.S. in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. In addition, he is a recovering record slinger, a Criterion Collection addict, an NBA obsessor, and a struggling student of the Korean language.

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