Strategic Public Diplomacy Project

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"With the U.S. Government’s public diplomacy generally adrift since the end of the Cold War, and a host of new security challenges emerging, NSI believes the U.S. needs to transform its public diplomacy strategies and capabilities to meet 21st century policy challenges. Its new Strategic Public Diplomacy project will focus on ways to modernize and integrate diplomacy with principal U.S. foreign policy strategies, while embracing new and emerging technologies, such as the Internet and social media.

Co-chaired by Secretary Dan Glickman and Ambassador James Glickman, the project will look at how the U.S. Government should conduct public diplomacy around the globe, specifically toward countries with Muslim majorities, while leveraging new media opportunities. " [1] The project is based at the Bipartisan Policy Center .

Steering Committee

Accessed February 2011: [2]

  • Zainab Al-Suwaij, Executive Director, American Islamic Congress
  • Peter Berkowitz, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Jared Cohen, Director, Google Ideas; former member, Policy and Planning Staff, Department of State
  • Paula Dobriansky, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Thomson Reuters; former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
  • Michael Doran, Visiting Professor New York University; former Senior Director, National Security Council
  • Aaron Lobel, President, AmericaAbroadMedia
  • Joseph Nye, Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; former Chairman of the National Intelligence Council
  • Preston Padden, Adjunct Professor, University Of Colorado Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program; former President, ABC Television Network
  • Rob Satloff, Executive Director, Washington Institute for Near East Policy



Resources and articles

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  1. Strategic Public Diplomacy Project, Bipartisan Policy Center, accessed February 22, 2011.
  2. Steering Committee, Bipartisan Policy Center, accessed February 22, 2011.