Tagged: public diplomacy

Getting the word out: Fighting for a global public opinion advantage

The Heritage Foundation sponsored a great talk on January 24, in which we discussed the international public opinion battlespace and how to operate within it. Helle Dale was our host, who invited Dr Amy Zalman, Department of Defense Chair of Information Integration at the National War College; Dr Ariel Cohen, of Heritage, Dean Cheng of Heritage, and me. A really great...

See you at the public diplomacy event at Heritage

On January 24, I’ll be speaking at the Heritage Foundation at noon today with Amy Zalman of the National War College, and Ariel Cohen and Dean Cheng of Heritage, on global public opinion as a force for change and how to harness it. The presentation is to be webcast live. Longtime co-conspirator Helle Dale is chairing the event. The title...

Who’s public diplomacy is this?

A billboard at Cairo’s international airport quotes the President of the United States: ‘We must educate our children to become like young Egyptian people. . .’ What does this mean? When did the president say it? Did he really say it at all? If so, why? Unidentified American visitors descending the escalator to the baggage claim area took the two...

Cherry blossom centennial: Japanese public diplomacy in the US

Washington’s famous cherry trees are a century-old example of positive public diplomacy, and how cultural programs can create institutions in which people of one country can easily identify with another in ways that have nothing to do with politics, diplomacy or national security. March 2012 marks the centennial celebration of Japan’s gift of cherry trees to beautify the capital city...

Nice post on public diplomacy in Afghanistan

Just discovered through Facebook a magnificent blog called Public Diplomacy in Afghanistan. It’s run by Mahtab Farid, a US State Department public diplomacy officer in Kabul. Mahtab is a hugely capable diplomat and communicator, and it’s really gratifying to see how the State Department public diplomacy shop is allowing its officers to make more use of unofficial online media. “Public...

Dr Waller at Heritage panel on public diplomacy & private sector

(Institute of World Politics news release)  Professor J Michael Waller will be part of a Heritage Foundation panel on “Public Diplomacy and the Private Sector: The Power of Individual Initiative.” He joins Marc Ginsburg of Layalina Productions, Inc., David Nassar of the Alliance for Youth Movements, and Helle Dale of the Heritage Foundation. When: Thursday, April 29, from 10:00 –...

Dr Waller at Heritage panel on public diplomacy & private sector

[IWP news release] Professor J Michael Waller will be part of a Heritage Foundation panel on “Public Diplomacy and the Private Sector: The Power of Individual Initiative.” He joins Marc Ginsburg of Layalina Productions, Inc., David Nassar of the Alliance for Youth Movements, and Helle Dale of the Heritage Foundation. When: Thursday, April 29, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. To...

Strategic communication: Messaging the world with strategic psychological effect

“Strategic Communication: Messaging the World with Strategic Psychological Effect,” testimony before the Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, March 4, 2010.

Getting serious about strategic influence

The US isn’t declining as a world power because of the war on terrorism. It’s declining because it has ceased to be serious about using strategic influence. The United States has become a military Achilles but a political Lilliputian. “More troops” seems to be the universal answer to the world’s security problems. Plus weak, plaintive cries for “more public diplomacy.”...