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A new public health collective is making great strides.

Read how one Nobel Prize-winning NGO gained enough PD power to motivate the international community to start solving the global TB crisis.

The urgent need to include the expertise of Russian professionals in international efforts to control the global TB epidemic must override U.S. and European reservations about partnering with colleagues based in the Russian Federation. Eight million lives depend on it. 

In her essay on the different types of public diplomacy, American university professor R.S. Zaharna identified policy networking strategy and coalition building as third-tier relationship-building initiatives (Snow and Taylor, 2008).

International Relations Professor, Alan Henrikson once wrote that public diplomacy should be thought of as a form of engagement.