Latest Public diplomacy Stories

2011-02-17 09:43:00

Partner Leads Communication Firm's Geopolitical Solutions WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Qorvis' partner-in-charge of international and sovereign strategies and public diplomacy, Matt J. Lauer, was named by Washington Life magazine as one of the most influential people under the age of 40 in the nation's capital. Washington Life magazine states: "Its Young & The Guest List feature is known for containing the names of accomplished, dynamic, and successful...

2009-01-06 15:04:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jam Session: America's Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World, a groundbreaking photographic exhibition organized and circulated by Meridian International Center in Washington, DC, will be on display in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building between Tuesday, January 6 and Friday, January 23, 2009. Jam Session chronicles one of America's most successful cultural diplomacy programs. Under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State, Dizzy...

2008-08-12 09:01:23

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a set of policy recommendations for the next administration released today, NAFSA: Association of International Educators urges presidential leadership for a "revived public diplomacy" that would put international education and exchange front and center in the effort to repair the country's reputation in the world and advance its global leadership. In the introduction to International Education: The Neglected Dimension of Public Diplomacy,...

2006-07-26 07:55:10

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With anti-American sentiment at unprecedented levels around the world, Americans worried about their country's low standing are pushing a grassroots campaign to change foreign perceptions of the United States "one handshake at a time." The idea is to turn millions of Americans into "citizen diplomats" who use personal meetings with foreigners to counter the ugly image of the United States shown in a series of...

2006-05-09 14:29:32

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alarmed by the relentless rise of anti-Americanism around the world, a business-backed group is trying to change the behavior that spawned an enduring stereotype of Americans abroad -- loud, arrogant, ill-dressed, ill-mannered and lacking respect for other cultures. For many years, much of the rest of the world distinguished between the United States and the American people. Americans tended to get better ratings than...

2005-09-24 08:49:36

By Patricia Wilson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Karen Hughes, a powerful confidante of President George W. Bush who has long helped shape his words and message, heads to the Middle East on Saturday as part of a new campaign to make over the U.S. image in the Muslim world. On the eve of her first trip abroad as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy, Hughes said she did not expect quick results and considered the job a long-term challenge. Some skeptics call it mission impossible....

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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