Read the report

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). ...

Thinking about the state of PD research

In case you missed it back in December 2013, I wanted to direct attention back to a presentation given to the US Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy on Capitol Hill. There, the incisive Emily Metzgar and myself presented some preliminary observations about the state of public diplomacy research based on an expansive, meta-review of over 700 articles related to public diplomacy research over the past few decades. We are currently nearing completion of the project, along with the help of rising public diplomacy scholar Efe Sevin, and will ideally present our findings to the International Studies Association next year. ...

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Public Diplomacy & Strategic Communication

Read the report

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

Playing for Keeps

It’s nice to say things that sound strongly worded – they make you sound like you should...

Media & Technology

Rethinking US public diplomacy and digital engagement

I had the pleasure of speaking with Mike Ardaiolo of the Public Diplomat, a podcast and website prod...

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

This is cross-posted over at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. How does what we know about inform...

Theory & Research

Thinking about the state of PD research

In case you missed it back in December 2013, I wanted to direct attention back to a presentation giv...

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

This is cross-posted over at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. Should public diplomacy policy-make...

Politics, Culture & Policy

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

Talking about Soft Power on RT “CrossTalk”

Here I had the opportunity to talk about soft power on Russia Today. The same skepticism still seems...