Emily T. Metzgar
The House Foreign Affairs Committee came out swinging this morning in its hearing titled “Broadcasting Board of Governors: An Agency ‘Defunct.’” Chairman Ed Royce laid the groundwork in his introductory remarks, offering an overview of the BBG’s legislative origins and the proud history of U.S. government broadcasters that helped the West win the Cold War.
The State Department’s social media presence vastly dwarfs that of other countries using internet-based tools for public diplomacy efforts, according to a new report by a Canadian think tank.
Tara Sonenshine and Nicholas Kralev/ Conversations with Nicholas Kralev
Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Tara Sonenshine talks about the challenges Washington has faced in public diplomacy at home and abroad, and if it’s finally getting it right.
Through the SportsUnited Sports Grant Program, the USA International Centre hosted a delegation of women footballers from Singapore earlier this month.
Doug Schorpp/Quad-City Business Journal
Nine international students are in the Quad-Cities this week to learn the ropes of being a small business owner. The students, four from Jordan and five from Haiti, spent much of Tuesday visiting area businesses to hear how they are run, customer service and other key factors for success.
K.P. Nayar/The Telegraph
After several false starts in more than three decades, the government is in the final stages of sewing up a deal to buy a property in the heart of America’s capital which will house the first Indian Cultural Centre in North America.
U.S. State Department
The United States and India and share strong linkages and a history of collaboration in the field of higher education. The United States is the most favored destination for Indian students, with more than 100,000 Indian students pursuing higher studies in the United States.
On Our Flashpoint Blog…
This week we discuss the ways in which the U.S. military conducts public diplomacy, tactical and strategic effects, as well as how the DOD and State Department work together on this vital capability.
While most of the OIG report focused on improving the management troubles that plague IIP, it also discussed some of the problems that are inherent in some of its digital “engagement” efforts.
Thursday, Aqab Malik spoke on negotiations between Pakistan and the Taliban, and problems of credibility and legitimacy.