Center for Strategic Communication

Strengthening U.S.-India higher education ties

Tara D. Soneshine / Department of State

The Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs met with India’s Union Minister for Human Resources and Development, M. M. Pallam Raju, who took his first visit to the United States in his new capacity to set the stage for the upcoming event and to underscore India’s determination to address a significant educational and vocational demand – educating 500 million students by 2022.


A press conference regarding Russia and Georgian relations took place in Moscow

Vestnik Kavkaza

The non-governmental organization “The Center of Development of Humanitarian, Cultural, and Economic Cooperation – GROSS” which was founded in Moscow is aimed at establishing a foundation for diplomatic relations at state level. Participants in the event spoke about charity projects which are planned to be implemented in Georgia and Russia.


Analysis of 30 reports identifies six areas of broad agreement

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

The 2012 Report on Reports analyzes more than 30 reports from a wide political spectrum and identifies six areas of broad agreement, focused on making existing initiatives more effective and impactful, and new ideas for innovative approaches to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.


Soft Power? China has plenty

Trefor Moss / The Diplomat

The debate about Chinese soft power tends to focus on what China is doing, and on China’s motives for doing it.


Russia to increase ‘Soft Power’ budget to improve image abroad

The Moscow Times

Russia will increase spending on foreign cultural and educational projects as part of the Kremlin-backed ‘Soft Power’ concept aimed at improving the country’s image abroad, a news report said Wednesday.


U.S. State Department offers rewards for information leading to arrest of terrorists

Doug Palmer / Reuters

The U.S. State Department offered rewards on Monday of $3 million to $7 million for information leading to the location of “leaders of terrorist organizations” in West Africa, the first time it has used the rewards program in the region.


Upcoming Events….


Public Diplomacy’s role in various stages of conflict resolution

Where: The Stimson Center- 1111 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013

Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.


Tara Sonenshine, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, will address the role public diplomacy can play at the intersection of civil and military transitions before, during and after conflict.


Innovating at the speed of news

Where: Room HVC 215 in the Capitol Visitor Center

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013

Time: noon – 2 p.m.


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