The Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University hosted a panel titled Public Diplomacy in the Next Four Years: A Post-Election Look at American Strategies and Priorities for Engaging with the World.The Panel featured Ambassador James Glassman, Former Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale, Former Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Paul Foldi, Senior Professional Staff Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and P.J. Crowley, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs.
Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Tara Sonenshine discusses public diplomacy on Campbell Conversations, a Syracuse University interview based program. She discusses the methods that are employed as well as the practitioners that are involved in successful public diplomacy. In addition to discussing the techniques that are used, Undersecretary Sonenshine also illustrates how public diplomacy challenges the traditional form of diplomacy.
Della Mae, an all female American Blue Grass band rooted in the Appalachian Blue Grass tradition are the new cultural ambassadors for the United States. In a program sponsored by the American Music Abroad and the U.S. Department of State, Della Mae is touring around Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. This clip is from the first performance of the tour at Fatima Jinnah University, the oldest all women’s college in Islamabad, Pakistan.
The Agence France Presse created the E-diplomacy Hub, a platform that analyzes the followers, activity, interactions and retweets of the Twitter handles of diplomatic actors in real-time throughout the world. From heads of states, to foreign ministers, to activists and diplomats, users can customize and follow Twitter activity, trends, and events. In addition to being able to search using a number of categories, E-Diplomacy Hub users will also be able to use an interactive map which allows people to look and understand e-diplomacy networks in different countries around the globe.
The Atlantic compiled 40 images from the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election which features the reaction and response of both the domestic and international audiences. Various embassies throughout the world hosted events on election night to engage the world around the U.S. election. In this photo students at Menteng elementary school in Jakarta, Indonesia hold a poster of the elected President Barack Obama as they watch the election returns.
MIMA Music and the Department of State are teaming up to produce the Living Rhythms Tour with Leon Mobley. He will be touring around Nambia, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe to engage young people in the power of music. In this clip Mobley, teaches young people in Mozambique necessity of musical technique on the djembe drum.
Leon Mobley is teaming up with MIMA Music and the Department of State to support the Living Rhythms Tour. Mobley will be touring around
Nambia, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe to teach young people about social change through music. In this clip Mobley inspires South African Youth to follow their dreams.
In the weeks leading to Election Day, the Elliott School’s Web Video Initiative posts videos that explore the major foreign policy issues facing the next U.S. president. Each installment features an Elliott School faculty expert outlining the greatest challenges in their field. In this video, Nathan Brown, professor of political science and international affairs, discusses the changing landscape in the Middle East that will face the next U.S. president.