This volume showcases key innovations and lessons in U.S. diplomacy since World War One. Beyond the classic tools and content of U.S. Public Diplomacy, PD practitioners now have at their disposal information and communication technologies that allow for outreach to widening audiences. New fields have arisen from opportunity and necessity: science diplomacy, engagement with religious communities, public diplomacy in war zones, anti-radicalization messaging. Nontraditional Public Diplomacy offers practitioners, analysts, students, and others compelling engagement strategies and primary research for shaping and communicating policy among increasingly diverse, collaborative, and powerful publics.
More About the Speakers
Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, American University
Research Associate Professor, American University
Donald M. Bishop
President, Public Diplomacy Council
Foreign Service Officer (Ret.)
and Public Diplomacy, Strategic Communications Consultant
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."