Bruce Gregory’s Latest List of Essential Reading
Apr 1, 2013
Bruce Gregory recently published an updated list of Public Diplomacy Resources. The resources consist of books, journal articles, papers, and blogs on a wide variety of topics within the field of public diplomacy. Topics on the newest list include global media, Diasporas, digital diplomacy, soft power, sports diplomacy, and evaluations of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
Edward Comor’s, Digital Engagement:America’s Use (and Misuse) of Marshall McLuhan, published in New Political Science, analyzes McLuhan’s theories on the “global village.” Specifically, Comor analyzes how the United States has turned to digital diplomacy as a response to the anti-Americanism in the Muslim world.
The Inspection of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, published by the Office of the Inspectoral General US Department of State, ISP-IB-13-07, evaluated the success of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The findings of this report illustrates that the BBG is not upholding its duties or mandates as stated in its mission making it an ineffective tool in international broadcasting. The recommendations that are stated in this report include new membership policies and implementing a “chief executive officer position.”
The Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations, published a paper by Deborah Lee Trent titled American Diaspora Diplomacy: U.S. Foreign Policy and Lebanese Americans. The paper identifies the two problems that the United States faces in engaging Lebanese and American Diaspora. These challenges are the “lack of Arab Israeli peace and the lack of engagement with Lebanese society.”
Click here to view the complete version of Bruce Gregory’s Reading List#64: Public Diplomacy Books, Articles, and websites. Most resources highlighted in the Reading List can be found in the CPD Resources section of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy's website.