As Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan pointed out in his essay for the 2016 Soft Power 30 report, the concept of soft power is still relatively foreign to many diplomatic services in Latin America, but this is beginning to change. Several countries in the region have started developing their capabilities to tap into, systematize, and project soft power internationally. In conducting foreign policy, public diplomacy is a key instrument for countries to assert their views and leverage soft power assets.
Romi Jain and Mariana de Heredia are the latest recipients of this award.
On June 2, 2017, CPD joined forces with the University of Oxford to bring together 16 doctoral students for a spirited discussion on digital and public diplomacy.
About 1,100 participants from 38 countries and regions will participate in the 2017 China International Skills Competition and International Forum on Skills and Development that kicks off in Shanghai and Suzhou today. After joining the WorldSkills International (WSI) in October 2010, China has dedicated itself in the development of world skills. It has integrated deeply with WSI’s global family, and is now bidding to hold the 46th WorldSkills Competition (WSC) in 2021 in Shanghai. Its bidding slogan is “New Youth, New Skills, New Dream.”
Topics featured in the CPD Blog this month included Twitter Diplomacy in the Gulf, Palestinian digital diplomacy, and career advice for future public diplomats.
The most popular blog posts this month took on combatting Sweden's "flawless" nation brand, the soft power of citizen diplomacy, and the U.S. missile strikes on Syria.
On the evolving concept of "soft power" and key challenges facing U.S. public diplomacy.
Deadline extended to June 30 to apply for one of these prestigious grants.