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Communicating with the World: U. S. Public Diplomacy Overseas (Institute for the Study of Diplomacy) Paperback – August 15, 1990
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Several chapters analyze the methods and media employed in conducting public diplomacy, such as press, publications, libraries, lectures, exhibitions, and educational and cultural exchange programs. Separate chapters discuss the uses of radio (the Voice of America) and television. The book details how public affairs officers and their staffs at U.S. diplomatic missions select the audiences for each of these approaches and identify and present specific issues in terms of specific target groups.
The author demonstrates the responsibility of public diplomats to advise Washington and its ambassadors in the field on the intercultural implications of U.S. foreign policies and actions and their effect on foreign public opinion. He offers a critique of current U.S. public diplomacy practices and four detailed case histories, drawn from his thirty-five years' experience in the Foreign Service.
About the Author
Marvin Kalb has enjoyed an illustrious forty-year career as a journalist and professor. His numerous awards and honors include two Peabody Prizes, six Overseas Press Club awards, and the Edward R. Murrow Award. He is currently the executive director of the Washington office of Harvard's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy. He lives with his wife in Chevy Chase, Maryland. This is his tenth book.
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Author Hans N. Tuch takes a conventional approach to the U.S. conduct of public diplomacy in this pre-information age volume, demonstrating the established thinking about this tool of statecraft. In so doing, however, the author appears to isolate public diplomacy from other forms of statecraft like covert action and political warfare. This lack of integration is symptomatic of the profession, but the gap does little to advance the field in an otherwise fine textbook.