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FACT SHEET: The U.S. State Department's American Spaces Program

For American public diplomacy, engaging with foreign audiences face-to-face continues to be an invaluable asset for promoting mutual understanding and the values of American culture. The State Department’s American Spaces programs are traditional tools in that effort.Read more...

PERSPECTIVE: The Challenges of the Internet and Social Media in Public Diplomacy

This paper takes a look at the variety of challenges facing governments that choose to employ social media as a tool of public diplomacy. From measures of effectiveness and audience reach, to the ability to have online material noticed above the sea of information posted daily, the proper use of these tools not as easy and straightforward as it may initially appear.Read more...

FACT SHEET: The United States Information Agency

The United States Information Agency (USIA) ran America's public diplomacy efforts from 1953 until it was disbanded in 1999. This fact sheet takes a look at some of these issues, telling a brief history of the program and how public diplomacy is operated today.Read more...

Fact Sheet - The National Security Need for Public Diplomacy

Public diplomacy is a vital element of national security for the United States. This fact sheet contains quotes about the national security need for public diplomacy from a bipartisan collection of current and historic figures.Read more...

An Examination of the Fulbright Program

As a key element of public diplomacy, international exchange is a long-term strategic investment in the relationship between the people of countries. Since 1948, the U.S. has operated one of the most internationally renowned exchange programs: The Fulbright.Read more...

WHITE PAPER - The New Public Diplomacy Imperative

The New Public Diplomacy Imperative takes a look at the strategic necessity for strong American public diplomacy. Author Matthew Wallin examines many of the issues in contemporary public diplomacy, and recommends best practices for policy makers and public diplomacy practitioners.Read more...