citizen diplomacy

The state of war between Israel and Syria, begun in 1973, prevents their citizens from meeting in person, but recently they have started to come together online. Onemideast.org is a new website that brings together Syrian and Israeli bloggers, journalists and academics to discuss the stalled peace process.

Lagos — The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Odein Ajumogobia has said he will not jettison the Citizen Diplomacy policy started by his predecessor, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, since he sees the present administration as a continuation of the previous one.

Before watching Australia’s first World Cup game against Germany, 240 Australian students gathered Sunday for a three-day conference to prepare them for conversations about Israel back home. StandWithUs International, a nonprofit Israeli organization, has joined with a series of Australian Jewish groups to give students facts that will better equip them to defend Israel on their campuses.

A new company called Debate Ltd. is helping Israel mobilize one of its most valuable resources – citizens traveling abroad – to counter negative media portrayals and improve its image.

Citizen diplomacy helped to stop the so-called Cold War. Could it now help to turn down the heat on a different kind of war that's already simmering? First of all, what can we learn from a past success?

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy was pleased to host CPD 2009 Research Fellow, Daryl Copeland, for a book talk on his recent publication, Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Diplomacy. Guerrilla Diplomacy offers both a call to action and an alternative approach to understanding contemporary international relations.

December 27, 2006

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