Ella Minty, Strategic Communications Consultant – Social Media and its Influence on International Relations
Gareth Thompson, London College of Communication, UAL – Messages of Menace: The Digital Public Relations System of Islamic State
Dr Joanna Szotek, Royal Holloway, University of London – Strategic Narratives and the Study of Russian Influence in Ukraine
Sue Wolstenholme, Ashley PR – Using Good Governance to Build Effective Communication in Ukraine
12.00-12.45 – LUNCH
12.45-13.15 – Speaker: Adrian Monck, Head of Public Engagement, World Economic Forum, Switzerland
‘Public Engagement as a Driver of Change for Good’
13.15-13.45 – Speaker: Eva Grosman, CEO, Centre for Democracy and Peace Building, Northern Ireland
‘Re-imagining Northern Ireland: Social Change and Public Relations’
13.45- 15.30 – Panel 2 – Civil Society, Transition and Development
Professor Olivier Arifon and Vinayak Rajesekhar, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, Paris – Public Diplomacy and Digital Diplomacy: Types of Dialogs between Diplomats & Targets
Dr Janis Teruggi & Lawrence Parnell, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. – Public Relations in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Global Initiatives: Advancing Social Progress, Social Justice, and Public Diplomacy Efforts in Transitional Environments
Dr. François Allard-Huver, Paris Sorbonne University, Paris & Julie Escurignan, The University of Roehampton, London – Online Petitioning: A Disruptive Tool and Strategy for Civil Societies’ Public Relations
Ryszard Lawniczak, Military University of Technology, Warsaw – Public Relations in Transitional Economies
Jem Thomas, Albany Associates – Somalia: Communications on the Ground
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."