Paul Rockower joined ASP to discuss his experiences of public diplomacy, cultural links and American Voices’ Youth Excellence on Stage (YES) Academy. Rockower recently returned from the Kurdistan region of Iraq, where American Voices has been conducting cultural diplomacy. Listen in to hear more about how cultural diplomacy and better overseas communication are national security imperatives for the U.S.
Matthew Wallin, ASP Policy Analyst for Public Diplomacy
and Special Guest:
Paul Rockower, the Director of Communications for American Voices
Rockower previously served as a Press Officer for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, directing the media and public diplomacy of the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest. He is a journalist whose articles on public diplomacy have appeared in the Korea Times, Taiwan News, Jakarta Globe, Daily Beast, and Huffington Post. Paul blogs regularly for the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, and is a member of the Public Diplomacy Council.
Paul Hamill, ASP Director of External Relations
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Photos from American Voices’ YES Academy in Iraq (credit Dany Chrwsana):