This piece from Carissa Gonzalez unpacks the importance of evaluation in understanding programmatic impacts, and offers examples of alternative platforms and evaluation models that public diplomacy practitioners can learn from.
A look at the November edition of Bruce Gregory's public diplomacy reading list.
Caitlin Byrne, an assistant professor of international relations and a former CPD Research Fellow (2010-2012), and Jane Johnston, an associate professor of media and communication, both at Bond University in Australia, have published a new article.
Elaine Mahon, a doctoral student at the Dublin Institute of Technology, has published a new article. Her piece, "'Ireland on a Plate’: Curating the 2011 State Banquet for Queen Elizabeth II," appeared in Volume 18, Issue 4 of the M/C Journal of Media and Culture. The piece, which is part of a larger research project into Irish gastronomy and gastrodiplomacy, explores the notion of “diplomatic dining” at the 2011 state banquet.
This article unpacks Turkey’s transition from being a historically status-quo nation to that of a proactive international player, using as examples the recent formation of a middle power alliance with Mexico, Indonesia, Korea and Australia (MIKTA), an emphasis on religion as an “explicitly recognized factor of influence on foreign policy,” and economic cooperation with developing countries such as Somalia, Sudan, Syria and the former Soviet Republics in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
This article evaluates three perceived public diplomacy outcomes related to education-based international exchanges.
The second edition of Nation Branding: Concepts, Issues, Practice is now available, and features the role of nation branding and image management for international governments including China, Cuba, Ghana, India and the United Arab Emirates.
This new article from Nahuel Oddone and Horacio Rodríguez Vázquez examines current cross-border relations and institutions in Latin America, and concludes with a framework to both strengthen and enhance regional cooperation.