PD Magazine Summer 2015 Issue

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Summer 2016 Call for Submissions: Summer 2016 Crisis Diplomacy / by

Public diplomacy aims to facilitate communication and understanding between nations, peoples, and communities. Despite the many other functions of public diplomacy, it is often employed to mitigate the aftermath of crises. However, when public diplomacy is integrated into campaigns and programs it can potentially help avoid or anticipate adverse effects. Whether the crisis centers on global health, human rights, natural disasters, or national security, public diplomacy is an integral part of addressing these issues. If public diplomacy efforts are “in on the take offs” or just the “crash landings” there are many examples of both successes and failures of crisis diplomacy.

Public Diplomacy Magazine will focus its Summer 2016 issue on crisis diplomacy. Globalization and climate change continue to contribute to a longer list of potential disasters, which will necessitate action. With the current issue of the Syrian refugee crisis, the recent Ebola epidemic, and impact of transnational terrorism, to mention a few, global crisis situations abound.  Issues such as countering violent extremism, global health epidemics, and the migration crisis are global crises with international attention. However, the potential for inner city and urban issues to produce a global impact must also be studied. As practitioners and academics continue to explore solutions to these problems, there is room to consider the limitations and possibilities to incorporate public diplomacy. The summer issue will examine the role public diplomacy can, should, and does play tackling global issues and local issues that have a global impact. Public Diplomacy Magazine hopes to expand the conversation and idea of the possibility and use of public diplomacy in crises.

Call for Submissions: Winter 2016 Issue Sub-Saharan Africa / by

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:

Call for Submissions: Summer 2015 Issue “Smart Power” / by

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 Magazine’s Winter Issue Cover Contest   / by

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 publicdiplomacymag@gmail.com along with their name, date of birth, and a brief description of their design by December 15, 2014.

Dimensions: 7.5″ x 9.875″
Resolution: 300 dpi at actual size of any given image used

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PASSOP: A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FOR REFUGEES’ RIGHTS IN SOUTH AFRICAInterview by Shannon Haugh [caption id="attachment_2342" align="alignleft" width="295"]...

Non-State Actors in Brazilian Public Diplomacy: An Interview with the USC Master of Public Diplomacy Delegation to BrazilIn February 2014, a group of seven USC Master of Public Diplomacy students traveled to São Paulo, Brazil to conduct field research, with the intention of furthering the study and field of public dipl...

WHAT IS HOLLYWOOD’S DIPLOMATIC ROLE?: AN INTERVIEW WITH FILM PRODUCER MIKE MEDAVOYInterview by Lauren Madow ...

Case Study

Survey Research And International AffairsBy Richard Wike  “The advancement and diffusion of knowledge," wrote James Madison, "is the only guardian of true liberty.” This belief that knowledge and information empower ...

Celebrity Diplomacy Without Effects: Danny Kaye And UNICEFBy Ira Wagman  In this article, I briefly explore the relationship between celebrities and the diplomatic process. Much of the general public’s knowledge about the work of celeb...

For The Lulz: Anonymous’ Influence On The WorldBy Matthew Wallin Fox 11 News in Los Angeles has called it a group of “hackers on steroids” and an “Internet hate machine.”[1] In recent years, those associated with it hav...

Displaced Religious Minorities In Chiapas: Communication Strategies For AgencyBy Laura Rubio Diaz-Leal Over the past seventy years, the rapid increase of non-Catholic Christian churches within Mexico’s indigenous communities has prompted a radical transfor...

Non-State Actors: 21st Century Activism For Influencing Public PolicyBy Linda Reinstein Asbestos: from Magic Mineral to Killer Dust For most activists, the commitment to influence public policy begins from personal pain. When the...

Features

Climate Justice AdvocacyBy Mary Finley-Brook Creating international policy to combat climate change is one of the biggest public diplomacy challenges of our time. With slow progress in “state-led” forums such as the a...

Conflicting Interests in Non-state Actor Diplomacy: A Case Study of Corporate Diplomacy in Art and SportBy Rook Campbell As a professor of sport diplomacy and former professional athlete, the idea of an art museum putting its hand in the fervently ritualized, mass cultural happening of sport grabs my...

Operationalizing the Responsibility to Protect: The potential for transnational public diplomacy to advance effective, domestic responsibilityBy Horacio Trujillo and David Elam Introduced just twelve years ago, the Responsibility to Protect—the principle that states and the international community have a responsibility to protect popu...

For The Lulz: Anonymous’ Influence On The WorldBy Matthew Wallin Fox 11 News in Los Angeles has called it a group of “hackers on steroids” and an “Internet hate machine.”[1] In recent years, those associated with it hav...

Perspectives

DIASPORA DIPLOMACY: INFLUENCES FROM PHILIPPINE MIGRANTSBy Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III This article is about the praxis of Philippine-style public diplomacy, or what I refer to as “diaspora diplomacy.” It discusses the growing public diplomacy trend in...