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Irena Kozymka has authored “The Diplomacy of Culture: The Role of UNESCO in Sustaining Cultural Diversity” recently published by Palgrave Macmillan.  In her book she discusses how cultural diversity plays an essential role in international relations, especially when there is an increasing shift towards globalization.

Noor Nirwandy and Ahmad Azran Awang's paper "Conceptualizing Public Diplomacy Social Convention Culinary: Engaging Gastro Diplomacy Warfare for Economic Branding" has recently been published in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. This paper discusses how a nation's food can be used to construct its global image and identity for economic benefits.

Bruce’s List is a compilation of books, journal articles, papers, and blogs on public diplomacy, and features a number of CPD scholars. Read the June 2014 edition.

The Asian Journal of Communication has recently published an article titled "Information Networks and Social Media Use in Public Diplomacy: a comparative analysis of South Korea and Japan." This study examines:

A recently published Wilton Park conference report, titled “Soft Power in Action,” discusses how the shift in recent years away from large-scale use of military force has led to increasing demands being made of soft power. The Report highlights the evolving challenges of employing soft power.

To listen to the podcast from this conference, click here

In his recent book,Franco Sells Spain to America: Hollywood, Tourism, and Public Relations as Postwar Spanish Soft Power, Neal M. Rosendorf examines the Franco dictatorship’s use of Hollywood movie productions in Spain, American tourism, and sophisticated public relations program. He explores in depth Spain’s $7 million Spanish national pavilion at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, deemed the “jewel of the fair.”

The author concludes:

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