"Canada's Public Diplomacy," the latest edition of the Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy, brings together several leading Canadian scholars to analyze the past, present and future of Canada's engagement with foreign publics. Edited by Nicholas J. Cull and Michael K. Hawes, CEO of Fulbright Canada, the book is now available, here.
Don't miss "City Diplomacy: Current Trends and Future Prospects," a new book edited by CPD Research Associate Sohaela Amiri and Efe Sevin of Towson U.
As World War II ended, America faced another challenge: the Cold War with the USSR and the Eastern Bloc it influenced. As relations began to freeze, it became clear that nuclear weapons, spies, and the traditional tools of war wouldn’t be enough to fight Soviet hegemony. And so the West, argues Greg Barnhisel, turned to their secret weapon: books.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced direct grants to 800 communities to help implement innovative local solutions that encourage reading. [...] The Innovating project is a four-year partnership between USAID and the Ministry of Education and is expected to create a culture of reading among children.
On 31 July 2015, Tom Fletcher, the outgoing British ambassador to Lebanon, signed off with an open letter on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website to the country he had served in for four years, titled “So . . . Yalla, Bye”. [...] The blog went viral and generated much discussion in Lebanon.
In this week's roundup, culture maintains its central role in public diplomacy