PD Magazine Winter 2015 Issue

LGBT PD MAG WINTER 2014 COVER

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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The Sections below outline the Official Rules for PD Magazine Winter 2014 issue cover crowdsourcing contest (hereinafter, the “Contest”). By participating in this Contest, participants agree to be bound by these rules. …

On The Right Side of History: Public Diplomacy and LGBT Rights Today / by

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. …

Climate Justice Advocacy / by

By 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 annual Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), advocacy coalitions of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are pressuring decision-makers and working to build global awareness. The power of NGOs is soft since state actors set emissions targets; nonetheless, climate justice organizations persistently broadcast several important messages, including: 1) industrialized nations along with private sector polluters have an obligation to remedy ecological debt; 2) low-income and marginalized populations are most vulnerable to climatic variations, even though they are generally not high greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters, and; …

Conflicting Interests in Non-state Actor Diplomacy: A Case Study of Corporate Diplomacy in Art and Sport / by

By 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 attention. Upon learning of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s exhibition, “Fútbol: The Beautiful Game,” I was both quick to view the show and to incorporate the exhibition as a curricular component in my graduate seminar, Sport Diplomacy.

Recently, among the ongoing debates that my students have grappled with, one issue that has distinguished itself is money motives and profit incentives behind sport diplomacy projects. Do certain funding sources and/or types of actors presenting sport as a technique for social engagement taint the social goods and even, possibly …

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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...