Public Diplomacy Magazine’s Winter 2016 issue will have a regional focus on public diplomacy in Africa. The rich history of the continent has fostered close relationships for many states both regionally and internationally, creating opportunities for various types of domestic and global exchanges. In light of the UN sustainable development goals, both states and NGOs continue to target the African continent for public diplomacy initiatives promoting trade and investment opportunities, cultural and educational programming, human rights efforts, and other global issues such as the empowerment of women and youth and countering violent extremism (CVE). Each of these initiatives, as well as others emphasizing new media and communication technologies, will deepen global discourse about the involvement of state and non-state public diplomacy actors in Africa.
We are looking for insightful and innovative submissions that fit our regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. We are interested in articles that will make a constructive contribution to public diplomacy discourse about the continent while advancing global public knowledge about Africa’s rich history. Public Diplomacy Magazine will accept two types of submissions:
The Summer 2015 issue of Public Diplomacy Magazine will revisit the concept of “smart power,” coined by international relations scholar and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, Joseph S. Nye, in his 2011 book, The Future of Power. According to Nye, smart power is the conscious coupling of hard and soft power resources to achieve desired outcomes on the world stage. In practice, however, the two concepts are commonly understood as mutually exclusive. This is especially true in the US, where policymakers have historically tended to favor hard power resources as the primary means of gaining influence abroad. Our upcoming issue will explore what is required for soft power to be fully accepted in the US, how to dismantle the …
PD Mag is calling all designers, photographers, and artists to submit their work for this winter’s “On The Right Side of History: Public Diplomacy and LGBT Rights Today” issue. The winner will get the chance to have their work featured as the cover of the reputable student-run publication. Participants can submit their design to firstname.lastname@example.org along with their name, date of birth, and a brief description of their design by December 15, 2014.
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Public diplomacy influences how individuals around the world come to know and understand one another. The field’s underlying focus on people-to-people interaction emphasizes the fundamental human connection at the core of all human rights. Whether one’s values include diversity, equality, pluralism, inclusiveness, or freedom of expression, public diplomacy provides an avenue by which to build bridges based on shared experiences between nations, institutions, organizations, and individuals.
The winter 2015 issue of Public Diplomacy Magazine will explore Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender (LGBT) issues as they relate to the field of public diplomacy. The LGBT movement is changing laws across the United States and increasingly influencing the agenda of international policymakers. …