Monthly Archives: October 2011

South Africa Translated Through Food

Written by Gabrielle Denson When boarding the plane to South Africa I was excited for so many things. A continent only learned about through books and conversations was about to manifest in a one month trip. As a participant in … Continue reading

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What does the Arab Spring have in common with a Big Mac?

Written by Kristen Livingston What does “Arab Spring” have in common with “15 minutes could save you 15 percent or more on car Insurance”? Or “Twitter Revolution” and “American Autumn” with “I’m Lovin’ It” and “ Think Different?” The simple … Continue reading

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Humanitarian Aid as a Strategic Obligation to the People of Libya

Over the past few days the world has witnessed horrible images and stories of the death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi at the hands of Libyan rebels. I will not describe this below. The biggest fear now must be … Continue reading

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2011 APDS Symposium: October 27-28

Building Bridges: The Tools of Public Diplomacy The Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars (APDS) is a graduate-student organization at Syracuse University (SU) that aims to increase awareness of public diplomacy efforts worldwide. Each year APDS provides the SU campus with … Continue reading

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Avoiding the lockout abroad

Written by Michael Lewan The National Basketball Association (NBA) is one of the most globally diverse sports leagues based in the United States. Not only does the league have dozens of foreign born nationals playing on active rosters, representing countries … Continue reading

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International Media and Government

I have always favored cyclic recurrences: be they in fine literature or real-life routine. I started 2011 in Bonn, Germany, interning for the Ukrainian Bureau of Deutsche Welle, Germany`s foreign radio service (which now widely utilizes Internet and online TV … Continue reading

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A network-oriented America

by Mary-Katherine Ream After reading Gideon Rachman’s article in the Financial Times yesterday, I feel compelled to react. In it, he addresses America’s need to admit its global power decline to allow for a discussion of how to reverse or … Continue reading

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The Case for Cultural Exchanges

This morning, there was a story in the New York Times that showcased problems with the State Department’s summer work and travel program. That story can be found here. Cultural exchanges are a great public diplomacy tool, and when successful, individuals … Continue reading

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Putting the PR back in PRopaganda

Among the specializations within most public relations firms lies the expertise needed in developing and executing campaigns. Given that the main goal of public relations is to act as the liaison between an organization (whether it be a corporation, government, … Continue reading

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Miners still in the dark despite PD victory for Chile

Written by Jackie Kochell The story of the Chilean miners’ rescue serves as a triumph of modern day public diplomacy. Through international cooperation from political figures and national agencies such as NASA, active involvement of the Chilean government, and an … Continue reading

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