Research Trends in Public Diplomacy

The following are the talking points from a presentation to the International Studies Association annual conference on Feb 20, 2015. This Emerging Scholars panel is held every year at the International Studies Association conference to highlight upcoming scholars and studies of public diplomacy. This year, as part of the program, I would like to provide some sense of what has come before, and, how this has defined the nature of questions currently being asked in PD research. This is my own perspective as much as it is a snap shot of public diplomacy research – so I apologize if I have missed something that you feel strongly about. I defer to the curation of power of Bruce Gregory’s periodic literature review to fill in the gaps. ...

The 2014 US Advisory Commission Comprehensive Annual Report

Yesterday the Public Diplomacy Council and the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy put on a forum in Washington DC highlighting the recent release of the US Advisory Commission’s 2014 Comprehensive Annual Report. The Advisory Commission’s Executive Director Katherine Brown (@_KatherineBrown) and Senior Advisor Chris Hensman offered highlights and key recommendations from the report. For those just hearing about this report, it reflects the labors of a newly revitalized Commission with a rather daunting task of providing both oversight and promotion of US public diplomacy. I’m sure it is not easy being both cheerleader and critic to a practice that is not often visible to the US public, the subject of episodic congressional critique, and is uneasily coupled wit...

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