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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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‘sup, Diplomacy? – World Edition: Nika Ankou

Written by Nika Ankou, master’s candidate in the Public Diplomacy Program at Syracuse University.

I remember having heard as a first public diplomacy graduate that my degree is a gateway to unlimited career opportunities. I was advised to be flexible and open-minded. However, I would have never imagined working for a company that specializes in digital-game based learning…. Continue reading

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Creative Cooperation in Cannes

Written by Heather Cosson, master’s candidate in the Public Diplomacy Program at Syracuse University.

This summer, I attended the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France. Through Newhouse and SU Study Abroad, five students attended Cannes Lions to learn about how to use the newest trends in digital marketing and social media to reach international audiences. Students were chosen for their knowledge and passion in utilizing digital technology and social media platforms to communicate internationally.
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‘sup Diplomacy? – World Edition: Fiona Cotton

Written by Fiona Cotton, master’s candidate in the Public Diplomacy Program at Syracuse University. – This summer I have had the opportunity to intern at Kenexa China, located in Shanghai. Kenexa China is part of a global human resources solutions … Continue reading

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Canada: The Strong, Silent Type

Written by Blake Stilwell, master’s candidate in the Public Diplomacy Program at Syracuse University. – This article is Pro-Canada. See? That being said, our neighbors to the North have an image problem. Have they done anything wrong? Lord, no. the … Continue reading

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Diplomacy at Home: Holding Down the Fort

Written by Kelli Cooney, Master’s Candidate in the Public Diplomacy Program at Syracuse University. – My public diplomacy efforts this summer are focused on Asia, the Middle East, South and Central America, some Caribbean Islands, West, East and Central Africa … Continue reading

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‘sup, Diplomacy? World Edition – Cameo Cheung

This is the first in an ongoing series featuring students and alumni of the Syracuse University Public Diplomacy Program.

As an intern with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in democracy/governance/conflict and public affairs, I have spent much of the last month catching up on the incredible work that USAID is doing in Uganda. I am coming to understand that much of USAID’s work in supporting, implementing… Continue reading

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Geopolitical Evolution: Time Will Tell

I have a geopolitical question: What do you think the world is going to look like at the end of your lifetime? Do you think we’ll see the consolidation of states into regions that are more like the United States or the European Union?

Presently, international organizations require the cooperation of their constituent countries, which is unlike governments that have the resources and authority to commit those resources to causes without consulting their constituents… Continue reading

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The Challenge of Making NATO’s Voice Heard

Written by Dr. Stefanie Babst, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy

Question: how many videos do you imagine are watched on YouTube each day. A few million? A couple of hundred million? The answer is actually 2 billion – and growing.

In 2007, Twitter saw 5,000 tweets a day. Today Twitter counts over 300 million registered users.

In 2012, the most popular social network, Facebook, reports more than 800 million active users. It is the world’s most visited website, accessible in 70 languages and consuming 700 billion minutes per month… Continue reading

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Nationalism in Norway: One Year after the Oslo Massacre

Last week, Anders Behring Breivik’s trial began on charges of voluntary homicide and committing acts of terror. He gave an account of what went through his head as he set off a bomb outside the government headquarters in Oslo, Norway, before slipping away and gunning down teenagers on Utoya Island. In total, 77 people lost their lives on July 22, 2011… Continue reading

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