Monthly Archives: October 2009

Joint PD Campaign; making the case for U.S-Israel, Part I

Two countries struggling for their image, better off joining hands In today’s New York Times, writer Bronner Ethan writes about the triumph of force over diplomacy in the Middle East. Essentially he argues, whereas the 90’s were known for their … Continue reading

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“Obama opts for compromise on Sudan”

Written by Olivia Franken Based on an article by BBCNews and also based on readings from the State Department, NPR, and the New York Times. Everyone has known that the situation in Sudan has been a genocide for years but … Continue reading

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Soft Power World Recognition comes early, Big Promise

A few weeks ago an IR practitioner friend of mine from Israel wished to share his thoughts on the UN General Assembly speech delivered by Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu. The speech, which in Israeli-Palestinian conflict terms can be considered historic, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Diplomacy

June 29, 2009 Greetings from Switzerland fellow scholars and friends, On Saturday, June 27, I traveled to Neuchatel, Switzerland, a luscious town located in the striking Savoy Alps on a lake that bears the same name as the town. From … Continue reading

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Greetings from Shanghai!

By Lauren Hart The riots in Urumqi, China the last few days are tragic. Please watch videos from China Daily here and here. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family members of those that have died or been severely wounded. All people in China … Continue reading

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World Expo 2010 and the Solar Eclipse

By Lauren Hart I have been in China for almost two months now and have completed almost one month of my internship. I am still loving it here! I recently wrote a feature article about the USA Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in … Continue reading

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Choosing the wrong word

Arriving at (and agreeing on) a definition for Public Diplomacy is a healthy exercise for practitioners and academics. It’s a growing field — a vigorous debate is expected. So while this article may not be explicitly on-topic, it’s still surprising … Continue reading

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Nation branding and P2P PD

Clay Shirky, one of the great online observer/collaborator/creator forces, cuts to the heart of the PD issues at play in the aftermath of the Iranian vote: But whatever happens from here, the dissidents have seen that large numbers of American people, supposedly … Continue reading

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