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What lies ahead for gender in diplomacy? Nancy Snow suggests this.

October 26, 2012

Nancy Snow on why student exchanges are an important aspect of public diplomacy. 

March 11, 2011
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The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.
-- Edward R. Murrow

This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post on September, 20, 2007

Lesson 1: When in China, buy a bike.

This article originally appeared in Foreign Policy in Focus, December 13, 2006.

Anti-Americanism has emerged as a term that, like "fascism" and "communism" in George Orwell's lexicon, has little meaning beyond "something not desirable." However it is defined, anti-Americanism has clearly mushroomed over the last six years, as charted in a number of polls. This phenomenon is, everyone agrees, intimately tied to the exercise of U.S. power and perceptions around the world of U.S. actions.

November 10, 2006
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The State Department announced Thursday that figure skater Michelle Kwan would become a public diplomacy ambassador representing sports and U.S. values to the world. The 26-year-old five time world champion who vaulted onto the world figure skating stage at 15 is now a graduate student in political science and international relations at the University of Denver, alma mater of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Kwan seems like a good safe choice to represent U.S. values in diversity and sports excellence.

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