citizen diplomacy

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