Sunday, February 17, 2019

Public Diplomacy: Toward a More “Diplomatic” World, February 13, 2019; original article contains a video and photographs

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Alan K. Henriksonthe Lee E. Dirks Professor of Diplomatic History Emeritus and founding Director of Diplomatic Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, was on hand at the American Center in Moscow at the U.S. Embassy, to discuss the origins and development of “public diplomacy [JB emphasis].” Professor Henrikson was on hand in Moscow to teach a short course at MGIMO University, and in both his courses and lectures he has stressed the importance of “diplomatic understanding”, a term encompassing the need to take a longer view, consider unintended consequences of formal agreements, and understanding that cultures differ greatly. ...

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