The US Department of State is transitioning into a digital context and public diplomacy is evolving in the process.
Michael Ardaiolo discusses the U.S. public diplomacy’s shift toward a digital world with Dr. Craig Hayden.
Dr. Craig Hayden is an assistant professor in the International Communication Program at American University’s School of International Service. His current research focuses on the discourse of public diplomacy, the rhetoric of foreign policy related to media technologies, as well as the impact of global media and media convergence on international relations. His current book project, “Diplomatic Convergence: Information Technologies and US Public Diplomacy” explores the transformative potential of digital media technology on the practices and discourses of public diplomacy. He is also the author of “The Rhetoric of Soft Power: Public Diplomacy in Global Contexts.”
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