Public Diplomacy and National Security

Lessons Learned for the Next Administration: A CSIS-CPD Event

The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Human Rights Initiative (HRI) and CPD had a conversation with Benjamin Rhodes and James Glassman, moderated by Michael Crowley, where the featured guests discussed key areas of progress that have been made in public diplomacy during the Obama and Bush administrations and the enduring challenges and opportunities that President Trump will inherit.

Before the discussion, HRI and CPD presented their recommendations for ways in which the next administration can strengthen and elevate U.S. public diplomacy over the next four years.

Featured speakers:

  • Benjamin K. Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting
  • James K. Glassman, Former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs  
  • Michael Crowley, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent for POLITICO.


To watch the video from the event, please click here.
To view photos from the event, please click here.
Read the CSIS-CPD report here.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza via Wikimedia Commons)



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