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USC’s Public Diplomacy Magazine has a new issue!

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              The winter 2014 issue of the USC Public Diplomacy Magazine has come out and the topic is Gastrodiplomacy. Check it out here: http://publicdiplomacymagazine.com/gastrodiplomacy/ Share

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Call for Papers!

  “Public Diplomacy of Emerging Nations” in The Exchange: Journal of Public Diplomacy   Description: Exchange: The Journal of Public Diplomacy is the graduate student-run publication of the Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars at Syracuse University. It is an annual … Continue reading

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China’s Strategic Investment in Adorable Exports: Panda Diplomacy

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By Maggie Moore, Syracuse University public diplomacy student Apparently China’s decision to share the adorableness that is the Giant Panda with zoos across the globe is a strategic calculation to garner the world’s goodwill. The Chinese government hopes that the … Continue reading

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Food Insecurity and Public Diplomacy

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By Sarah Blanchard, Syracuse University public diplomacy student China leases land to grow palm oil for biofuel on 2.8 million hectares (7 million acres) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. China wanted to grow biofuels on 2 million hectares … Continue reading

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Uncertainty Remains: How Free is the Shanghai Free Trade Zone?

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By Yao Xiao, Syracuse University public diplomacy student, Exchange articles co-manager An eleven-mile free trade zone (FTZ) was launched in Shanghai on Sept. 29 with promises of freer capital flow and endpoints of regulations for foreign companies in many industries such … Continue reading

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Public Diplomacy and Terrorists: The Tragedy in Nairobi

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By Nicole Audette, Syracuse University public diplomacy student, Exchange co-editor —– On Saturday September 21, Al-Shabaab militants laid siege on a popular upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya – A place where only one month ago I could have been found enjoying … Continue reading

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The Arts Mean Business

By Alexandra Siclait, Syracuse University public diplomacy student About nine months ago, I read a particularly pleasing white paper, “Creative Placemaking,” which reminded me that cultural diplomacy is well and alive in cities across the United States. In creative placemaking, … Continue reading

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Grand Slam Globetrotters – The World’s Embrace of Tennis and its Stars

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By Andrea Baldwin, Public Diplomacy student, Syracuse University Is the “GOAT” (greatest of all time) Swiss? Or Spanish? Or Serbian? While New York may be home to one of the annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments, it is no longer home … Continue reading

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Syria: Damned if we do, damned if we don’t

By Philip Bristol, Syracuse public diplomacy and law student —- I spent the last few days scouring the news for something other than Syria to write about. Unfortunately the overwhelming story in the news is Syria. Now to be clear, … Continue reading

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The Middle East diplomacy delusion

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By Kevin McElligott, Syracuse University Public Diplomacy student Public diplomacy under the Obama administration has evolved from a rarely understood bit of statecraft to a priority in foreign policy. Particularly since the Arab Spring began in 2010, Obama has been … Continue reading

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