Edward Schumacher-Matos on the Future of Public Diplomacy

In this August 1st video from C-Span, Edward Schumacher-Matos, director of the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World at Tufts University, discusses the future of public diplomacy for global scholars and practitioners. He underscores the need for cutting-edge scholarship to both respond to the changing international environment and to contribute to the field of diplomacy, noting in particular that "USC is number one in teaching public diplomacy as an academic discipline" around the 8:45 minute mark.

Other highlights from his talk include the "existential crisis” affecting news media outlets, governments and public diplomacy practitioners in the era of digitalization; a hypothetical redesign of the U.S. Government’s international communication strategy; and issues of press freedoms and digital governance around the world. This event was sponsored by the Public Diplomacy Council and the USC Center on Communication Leadership & Policy in association with the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. Support was also provided by the American Foreign Service Association.

The video is available here



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