Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Simple Kind of Story

Written by Ryan J. Suto, graduate student in the Public Diplomacy Program and the College of Law at Syracuse University. Views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of any agency, organization, or department. – … Continue reading

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‘sup, Diplomacy? – World Edition: Evhenia Viatchaninova

Written by Evhenia Viatchaninova, a master’s candidate in the Public Diplomacy Program at Syracuse University. – In line with my fellow PD colleagues, I’d like to update the world on my summer 2012 and a fine example of citizen activism … Continue reading

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Chinese Democracy

Written by Blake Stilwell, master’s candidate in the Public Diplomacy Program at Syracuse University. – On a recent public diplomacy trip to Bahrain, I listened to an American who lives in China described China to a room full of Bahraini … Continue reading

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A summer of Public Diplomacy in SYRACUSE NY.

As many of my colleagues and classmates are scattered all over the globe in exotic places engaging in varying forms of Public Diplomacy I am here in Syracuse. I am working two very different summer jobs that have me engaging in public diplomacy on a daily basis. So how can a graduate student engage in public diplomacy when he hasn’t even left the country? Continue reading

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‘sup Diplomacy? World Edition: Tammy in Turkey

So for several years, I’ve been trying to come up with a reason to visit Turkey. Although I grew up only a four-hour plane ride south-east of Istanbul, it never occurred to me to just hop on over to just enjoy the scorching sun, cool breeze and the deep blue Bosphorus. So when I heard SU Study Abroad was offering a summer program, The Road to Democracy in the Islamic World, at Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi in Istanbul, I could not pass up the opportunity to further study the Middle East and enjoy kebap and köfte at the same time. Continue reading

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Eagle’s Eye from D.C.

Written by Gaurav Tiwari, master’s candidate in the Public Diplomacy Program at Syracuse University. This summer, Gaurav has been working as a consultant for the  Open Development Technology Alliance with the World Bank . – With the lengthy processes and bureaucratic … Continue reading

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I would like a visa, please. – Diplomacy and Consular Services

I needed a Chinese visa. Ordinarily this process would be fairly straight forward: assemble required documentation, mail completed visa application materials with passport to consulate/embassy, receive passport with approved visa. Not so. At least, not so in Uganda. Instead, I … Continue reading

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‘sup Diplomacy: Indian Education

There are many reasons to study a foreign language. Engaging in international dialogue, gathering intelligence, developing trade deals, preparing risk assessments, avoiding war and conflict, and many other activities all require foreign language knowledge. Indeed, in order to do almost any kind of public diplomacy work, the cultural and philosophical character of the target community’s language needs to be understood. Continue reading

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