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PDcast #15: Political Ambassadorships & Twiplomacy

PDcast #15: Political Ambassadorships & Twiplomacy

February 21, 2014 12:50 pm by: Category: Digital Diplomacy, Featured, North America, Public Diplomacy, Social Media Diplomacy, The PDcast Comments Off on PDcast #15: Political Ambassadorships & Twiplomacy A+ / A-

Should we be concerned about the buying of political ambassadorships?  And, is Twiplomacy public diplomacy at all?

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: Buying politically-appointed ambassadorships

To Read/Watch:

Who Scores the Best Embassies? | Slate, Eric Posner

Are Political Appointees the Only U.S. Diplomats Who Haven’t Been to the Country to Which They Are Assigned? | Huffington Post, John Brown

 

Topic 2: @BarackObama and the troubling facade of Twitter diplomacy

To Read/Watch:

Basically, @BarackObama Is a Parody Twitter Account | The Wire, Philip Bump

 

 

Recommendations:

Adam: Coffee to Soybeans Surge as Brazil Drought Damages Crops | Bloomberg News

Ukraine peace deal signed, opens way for early election | Reuters

Julia: Council on Foreign Relation’s Interactives

Jennifer: Defense One

Michael: Propaganda and American Democracy by Nancy Snow

China in ‘House of Cards’ | ChinaFile

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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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