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Back Issues of PDAA Today

Back issues of PDAA Today, PDAA’s quarterly print newsletter are now online and available for download.

Display Your Public Diplomacy Photos Online

The PAO at U.S. Embassy Beijing, Donald Bishop, discussed American holidays via Web chat with China Youth Net in 2005. (Courtesy, Donald Bishop)

 

Public Diplomacy Council is building a gallery of photos in the online photo community Flickr that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the way public diplomacy works, from the early days of USIA to today. Current and past public diplomacy officers are asked to to donate their photos to enlarge and […]

Brookings Institution Event: Academic and Cultural Exchange Programs

On 17 October 2013, the Brookings Institution will celebrate its 50th year as a designated sponsor of the Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program. Brookings is just one of several organizations that bring individuals and their families to the U.S. for academic and cultural exchange.

Brookings is welcoming back some of its exchange visitor alumni to share their experiences as exchange program participants and how they continue to affect the global policy-making community. Nicholas Arrindell, […]

Public Diplomacy is Flourishing–Spread the Word

Editor’s note: This post by Nancy Snow, Abe Fellow and Senior Visiting Research Professor, Keio University in Tokyo, comments on the 1 October 2013 essay appearing on USNews.com about the demise of USIA. Reprinted with permission.

This funereal op-ed is so fundamentally flawed that it is more like a drive-by shooting. Shooting USIA in the back is an unfortunate metaphor for the context of public diplomacy since many of us who engage in public diplomacy […]

14 Years of Undermining Public Diplomacy

Editor’s note: The following excerpt is from an article appearing on USNews.com, the Web site of U.S. News and World Report, on 1 October 2013.

There have been plenty of bad days in U.S. history. But Oct. 1st should be higher on the list than most people think.

On that date in 1999, President Bill Clinton formally abolished the U.S. Information Agency, spinning off its broadcasting element into an independent agency and merging most of […]