This Week in PD is a weekly curated selection of public diplomacy-relevant news from a global cross-section of English-language media outlets, including independent, corporate-owned and state-sponsored sources. Follow us via #TWiPD on Twitter and Facebook.

This Week in PD

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Leaders from around the world convened in New York, as the United Nations hosted its UN Climate Summit 2014

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Cultural collaborations and public diplomacy initiatives involving music, literature and film are flourishing.

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A look back at trending topics in public diplomacy during the past week.

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September 5, 2014

Soft power was all over the news this week in public diplomacy.

This Week in PD Social Media

Social media and digital diplomacy have dominated the week in PD.

This week in PD, the world witnessed the propaganda of violent extremist groups, including the Islamic State. 

This week in public diplomacy, we looked at how culture is being used to redefine the 'coolness' of countries through gastrodiplomacy, music, art, and fashion.

This week, the US-Africa Leaders Summit took over Foggy Bottom to tackle issues of development, human rights, good governance, and economic growth.