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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I just got my hands on the first Comprehensive Annual Report on Public Diplomacy and International Broadcasting, produced by the US Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. I am still processing this large document (it’s 262 pages long). ...

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Public Diplomacy & Strategic Communication

The 2014 US Advisory Commission Comprehensive Annual Report

Yesterday the Public Diplomacy Council and the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and ...

Read the report

I just got my hands on the first Comprehensive Annual Report on Public Diplomacy and International B...

Media & Technology

Rethinking US public diplomacy and digital engagement

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Does Technology Persuade? (Part II): Looking to Media Practices for Insight

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Theory & Research

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Does Technology Persuade? Questioning Assumptions in US Public Diplomacy (Part I)

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Politics, Culture & Policy

Read the report

I just got my hands on the first Comprehensive Annual Report on Public Diplomacy and International B...

Talking about Soft Power on RT “CrossTalk”

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