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The Brcko Experience

March 2012

Review by Dennis M. Murphy
Reconstruction and Peace Building in the Balkans: The Brcko Experience by Robert William Farrand. With Allison Frendak-Blume, Rowland and Littlefield: Lanham, MD, ISBN: 978-1-4422-1235-0, 2011. 310 pp.

Two Hundred Years of American Painting

October 2011

The Nuts and Bolts of Mounting a Major Bicentennial Celebration in Germany by Robert Baker   The Watergate scandals and President Nixon’s resignation had seriously damaged America’s reputation. Germany’s reaction in the aftermath was partly to pat us on the … Continued

The Practice of Public Diplomacy

June 2011

Review by William P. Kiehl
The Practice of Public Diplomacy: Confronting Challenges Abroad, Edited by William A. Rugh, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, March 2011, ISBN: 978-0-230-11322-0, 280 pp.

The Heineken Factor?

June 2011

Using Exchanges to Extend the Reach of U.S. Soft Power
by Giles Scott-Smith

The Future of US Public Diplomacy

May 2011

Review by Michael Schneider, Ph.D.
Trials of Engagement: The Future of US Public Diplomacy, Ed. By Ali Fisher and Scott Lucas Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden- Boston, 2011, ISBN 13-978-9004179400, 312 pp.

“Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work”

May 2011

We are pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work, the third edition of the American Foreign Service Association’s popular introduction to the Foreign Service. This all-new volume rolled off the … Continued

Consular Affairs and Diplomacy

May 2011

Review by June Kunsman
Jan Melissen and Ana Mar Fernandez, (Eds.) Consular Affairs and Diplomacy, Leyden, Netherlands: Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011, ISBN 978-90-04-18876-1, 334 pp.

Women in Diplomacy

April 2011

An Assessment of British Female Ambassadors in Overcoming Gender Heirarchy, 1990-2010
by Talyn Rahman

Comment on: Public Diplomacy in Uniform

April 2011

Reader Comment on: “Public Diplomacy in Uniform: The Role of the U.S. Department of Defense in Supporting Modern Day Public Diplomacy” www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/item/2011/0104/comm/greensapn_pduniform.html by James Rockwell, Financial Management Specialist, Global Financial Services Center, Department of State This (rather biased) article shoots … Continued

Comment on: “Public Diplomacy in Uniform: The Role of the U.S. Department of Defense in Supporting Modern Day Public Diplomacy”

April 2011

Reader Comment on: “Public Diplomacy in Uniform: The Role of the U.S. Department of Defense in Supporting Modern Day Public Diplomacy” www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/item/2011/0104/comm/greensapn_pduniform.html by James Rockwell, Financial Management Specialist, Global Financial Services Center, Department of State This (rather biased) article shoots … Continued

The United States and Public Diplomacy

June 2010

Review by Ambassador (ret.) William A. Rugh, Ph.D.
The United States and Public Diplomacy: New Directions in Cultural and International History, edited by Kenneth A. Osgood and Brian C. Etheridge, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers: Leiden, 2010, 380 pp.

Comments on “The Future of Public Diplomacy”

April 2010

Reader Comments on “The Future of Public Diplomacy” http://www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/item/2010/0103/an_mchalefuture.html From:  Ambassador (ret.) William A. Rugh, Ph. D. Board member, The Public Diplomacy Council I have just read over Judith McHale’s new plan, and I am disappointed. It’s underwhelming. After all … Continued

The Future of Public Diplomacy

March 2010

Review byWilliam A. Rugh
Kathy R. Fitzpatrick, The Future of Public Diplomacy: An Uncertain Fate, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers/Brill Academic, 2009, ISBN-13: 978-9004177208, 307 pages