CPD in DC: A New Public Diplomacy

A New Public Diplomacy

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy was proud to host an evening at the Newseum to consider "A New Public Diplomacy." The evening began with a panel discussion to celebrate a new book, Toward a New Public Diplomacy: Redirecting U.S. Foreign Policy, and a new book series, The Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy.

Introductory remarks by Dean Ernest J. Wilson III, USC Annenberg School for Communication

Panelists included:
Moderator: Philip Seib, Director, USC Center on Public Diplomacy
Nicholas Cull, Director, USC Master of Public Diplomacy program
Thomas Farr, Visiting Professor, Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
Kathy Fitzpatrick, Professor of Public Relations, Quinnipiac University
Abiodun Williams, Vice President, Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention, United States Institute of Peace

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The panel discussion was followed by a reception. Copies of Toward a New Public Diplomacy: Redirecting U.S. Foreign Policy are available for purchase.

About Toward a New Public Diplomacy

Proponents of American public diplomacy sometimes find it difficult to be taken seriously. Everyone says nice things about relying less on military force and more on soft power, but it has been hard to break away from the longtime conventional wisdom that America owes its place in the world primarily to its muscle. Today, however, policy makers are recognizing that merely being a “superpower”--whatever that means now--does not ensure security or prosperity in a globalized society. Toward a New Public Diplomacy explains public diplomacy and makes the case for why it will be the crucial element in the much-needed reinvention of American foreign policy.

Knight Conference Center
6th Street Freedom Forum Entrance
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001



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