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2015 #PublicDiplomacy Symposium - Building a More Secure World: Public Diplomacy for 21st Century Actors

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*Please note that this is not a TNGO sponsored event*

The Public Diplomacy Symposium is an annual meeting that provides an environment in which critical and collaborative discussion and networking can occur between students and professionals in order to advance the field. This year, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the ways in which public diplomacy is addressing the rising influence of new, 21st century actors.

Questions to be addressed in the 2015 Symposium:

1. How are traditional institutions – Governments and IGOs -- dealing with new challenges, new communication vehicles and far broader, youthful, and engaged audiences?

2. What are the successes and shortcomings of non-traditional PD?

3. What are opportunities for improved cooperation between traditional PD institutions and transnational NGO networks?

4. What are the limits and boundaries to government-NGO cooperation?

5. How can their efforts help advance a more secure and just world?

Each panel will have a moderator and 3-4 speakers, each of whom will be selected for their expertise in the public diplomacy/communication dimension of the highlighted issues. Brief presentations addressing a mix of PD process and contemporary policy concerns of approximately 10-15 minutes per panelist will be followed by audience Q and A.

Moderators and Panelists:  Sam Worthington, President and CEO, InterAction; John Prendergast, Founding Director, Enough Project; Robert Bole, Director of Global Strategy, BBG; Dr. Beatrice Edwards, Government Accountability Project; Marie Harf, Strategic Communication Adviser to the Secretary of State;  Macon Phillips, Coordinator for the Bureau of International Information Programs; Ken Harper, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University; Dr. Jennifer Clinton, President, Global Ties; Shanthi Kalathil, Georgetown University; Dr. R.S. Zaharna, American University

Panel 1: How have governments, NGOs and international institutions adapted their public diplomacy efforts to respond effectively to growing threats to security?

Moderator: Shanthi Kalathil, Georgetown University

Panel 2: How are transnational NGO networks advancing human security goals of social justice and well-being through public diplomacy and global engagement?

Moderator: Dr. R.S. Zaharna, American University

Panel 3: How can Civil Society engage in public diplomacy to address issues of human and national security?

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Clinton, President, Global Ties

Thursday, November 5, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036

Space is limited. RSVP here!

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