Friday , March 24 2017

The Daily: First Lady Public Diplomacy

The Daily: First Lady Public Diplomacy

Our round-up of news, notes, tips, and tweets exhibiting how public diplomacy affects the world each and every day. Jay Wang, the director of the Center on Public Diplomacy, write ...

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The Daily: Soft (Drink) Power… Well, Not Really

The Daily: Soft (Drink) Power… Well, Not Really

Our round-up of news, notes, tips, and tweets exhibiting how public diplomacy affects the world each and every day. Using Pepsi as a frame, NPR points out that the U.S. could leve ...

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Through a Screen Darkly: America’s Image Abroad

Through a Screen Darkly: America’s Image Abroad

American pop culture pervades the globe, but do these far-flung products actually represent U.S. ideals and values? I spoke with Rosiana Silalahi, then chief editor at SCTV, one o ...

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[LISTEN] Exporting Culture & Its Effect on the U.S.’s Image Abroad

[LISTEN] Exporting Culture & Its Effect on the U.S.’s Image Abroad

American culture has a global reach, but the most far-flung exports represent a fun house-mirror image of the U.S.   Dr. Guy Golan and Michael Ardaiolo discuss the new book,  ...

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The Fiji Airways Re-launch & the Decline of Region Branding

The Fiji Airways Re-launch & the Decline of Region Branding

The success of Air Pacific’s relaunch as Fiji Airways speaks loudly to the declining use of the Pacific as a brand. In 1971, Fiji Airways made the strategic decision to forsake th ...

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Risking Soft Power for Message Control

Risking Soft Power for Message Control

China has invested in soft power considerably, but it risks it all by insisting on complete control of the message. This week, the China blogosphere was set ablaze over two high p ...

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Entertainment Has Diplomatic Consequences

Entertainment Has Diplomatic Consequences

The U.S. entertainment industry is a global force, so it must present foreign cultures with diplomatic sensitivity. A recent article on Foreign Policy’s Transitions blog discussed ...

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The PDcast #2: The Ebb and Flow of National Greatness

The PDcast #2: The Ebb and Flow of National Greatness

What determines ‘national greatness’?  The U.S. is the current leader in Nobel Prizes won and government shutdowns. The PDcast is a weekly podcast featuring Julia Watson, Adam Cyr ...

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