Whether Americans realize it or not, our public diplomacy touches the lives of people around the world on a daily basis in unexpected ways: whether it’s a cup of Starbucks coffee; a McDonald’s Big Mac; a sporting event on television; or a music concert at a theater. The very things Americans often take for granted at home—be it food, sports, or some other form of entertainment—are also widely available around the world, exported to other countries for the pleasure – and sometimes displeasure – of foreign publics.
What does it mean when the term “diplomacy” is grafted onto another word?
Craig Hayden on hyphenated diplomacy, globalization and international relations.
APDS Blogger: Candace Burnham
The trial of hedge-fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam has riveted the financial world and shined a light on the phenomenal success and insularity of the Indians, Pakistanis, Bengalis, and Sri Lankans flooding the American financial sector, writes Gary Weiss.
Newmark’s latest project is CraigConnects.org, which aims to connect the world for the common good. "I've been doing an increasing amount of public service and philanthropy, and I realized that I had been doing far more than I thought, and that I needed to get my act together in a way that could serve far more people...
As our attentions are increasingly focused on the Middle East, deficit reduction, spending and job creation…one issue that receives little attention but is inextricably linked to each of these critical issues is the mass privatization of American power.