U.S. Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel said free information was the key to defeating Islamic State. (...) He said it was vital to stem the flow of foreign fighters heading to join militants in Syria.
Philip Seib makes the case for a new counterterrorism approach.
The State Department is trying hard to counter online propaganda from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The information battleground includes Twitter and video messages, terrain that ISIL knows well. In addition to having too little money and too few people, the department is forced to conform to federal rules requiring that its work be identified as coming from the U.S. government.
Richard Stengel, U.S Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, makes the case for revamping America's pop culture and for the next generation to use new communication and media platforms to increase people-to-people ties across the world.
Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will travel to Kuwait to lead the U.S. delegation for the October 27 conference of coalition partners focused on countering ISIL messaging and combatting violent extremism in the region.
This week's PD discourse focused heavily on soft power.
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy hosted United States Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel on Wednesday at a forum discussion on the complexities surrounding public diplomacy in a hyper-connected world.
USC Annenberg's Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) welcomes U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel on Wednesday, October 15, at 12:00 p.m., for a discussion entitled “Why We Need to Harden Our Soft Power.”