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A Look Back at KONY2012: A Divisive Game-Changer

A Look Back at KONY2012: A Divisive Game-Changer

While the KONY2012 campaign is now remembered for controversy, it was also a crucial public diplomacy game-changer. In March 2012, the non-governmental organization Invisible Chil ...

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PDcast #17: The International Broadcasting Wars

PDcast #17: The International Broadcasting Wars

Thanks to an RT anchor quitting on air, international broadcasting is in the spotlight. Is it all just propaganda? The PDcast is a weekly podcast featuring Jennifer Osias, Julia W ...

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Fact-Checking the Ukrainian Revolution

Fact-Checking the Ukrainian Revolution

As the Ukraine events are shaped into a narrative by global news outlets, it’s crucial to pay attention to sources. In 2008, while covering the Republican Convention, I bumped int ...

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PDcast #16: Russia’s New Competitive Identity & Debating Gastrodiplomacy

PDcast #16: Russia’s New Competitive Identity & Debating Gastrodiplomacy

How does Russia’s new identity affect global power dynamics? And, is gastrodiplomacy an effective soft power tool? The PDcast is a weekly podcast featuring Jennifer Osias, Julia W ...

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[LISTEN] On Culinary Diplomacy

[LISTEN] On Culinary Diplomacy

Culinary diplomacy utilizes food as a relationship-builder, but does it meet the standards of new public diplomacy?   Michael Ardaiolo discusses the different facets of culin ...

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American Food 2.0: Culinary Diplomacy at Expo 2015

American Food 2.0: Culinary Diplomacy at Expo 2015

The theme of the 2015 Expo is food. The U.S. needs a culinary diplomacy plan that is both inclusive and exclusive. Next year will bring Expo 2015, which is set to take place in Mi ...

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PDcast #15: Political Ambassadorships & Twiplomacy

PDcast #15: Political Ambassadorships & Twiplomacy

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 Osias, Julia W ...

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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

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 Osias, Julia W ...

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[LISTEN] The Nation Brand as a Lovemark

[LISTEN] The Nation Brand as a Lovemark

Lovemarks, or brands as emotional connections, revolutionized product marketing; could it work for countries, too?   Dr. Guy Golan and Michael Ardaiolo discuss the relationsh ...

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PDcast #13: The Sochi Olympic Games as Public Diplomacy

PDcast #13: The Sochi Olympic Games as Public Diplomacy

The Olympics are supposed to be the pinnacle of sports diplomacy, but Sochi is presenting a very different reality. The PDcast is a weekly podcast featuring Jennifer Osias, Julia ...

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