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This Week in Public Diplomacy August 5, 2013

How Do You Rebrand a Country? David Zax/Smithsonian Magazine It was May 2011 and Mizuki Takahashi, an art curator in the Japanese city of Mito, couldn’t believe the irony. A mere two months before, her country had been battered by the “triple disaster” of an...

The Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy is back

After a nineteen month hiatus, the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) was reauthorized and signed into law under H.R. 4310, Section 1280; the authorization is retroactive to October 1, 2010 and continues through to October 1, 2015.  The...

This Week in Public Diplomacy July 29, 2013

Cyber Jihadists, State Department Now In Full-Blown Twitter War Will McCants/Foreign Policy Since 2011, the State Department has sponsored a Digital Outreach Team tasked with countering al Qaeda propaganda on the Internet. In its brief existence, it’s difficult to...