- Exchange Power Oct 26, 2012
- Information War 2011 Mar 11, 2011
- Snow’s Job: 8 Weeks Teaching Public Diplomacy in China Sep 24, 2007
- Anti-Americanism and the Rise of Civic Diplomacy Dec 13, 2006
- The People’s Ambassador Nov 10, 2006
Nancy Snow is Associate Professor of Public Diplomacy at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. She also previously served as adjunct professor in the USC Annenberg School for Communication. Besides her position at Syracuse, Snow is tenured associate professor in the College of Communications at California State University, Fullerton, and a former USIA official. Snow writes on issues related to international communications, public diplomacy, media reform and activism, and persuasion and influence. Her research focuses on anti-Americanism and global media as well as ways modern American presidents have used propaganda and persuasion to set national and international policy. The latter focus has led to a book contract with Routledge to write Persuader-in-Chief: American Propaganda by President.
Her books include: The Arrogance of American Power: What U.S. Leaders Are Doing Wrong and Why It's Our Duty to Dissent (Rowman & Littlefield); Propaganda, Inc.: Selling America's Culture to the World (Seven Stories Press); and Information War: American Propaganda, Free Speech & Opinion Control Since 9/11 (Seven Stories). She is co-editor with Yahya Kamalipour of War, Media and Propaganda: A Global Perspective (Rowman & Littlefield). Snow is under contract with Routledge to co-edit The Public Diplomacy Handbook with Philip M. Taylor.
Snow's professional experience includes serving as a political consultant to The History Channel and Douglas, Cohn and Wolfe public relations. During Election 2000, Dr. Snow served as an online American Politics expert for Hungry Minds, Inc. of San Francisco, California, which also featured her in its national advertising campaign in USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. In 2002, Snow received a Knight Foundation Fellowship to the University of Mississippi for an inaugural workshop on "The Fourth Estate and the Third Sector: Press Coverage of Nonprofits." Government service includes two years in the Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) as cultural affairs and educational exchange specialist at the U.S. Information Agency and refugee and migration analyst at the U.S. State Department. While a PMF, she was co-chair of the Japan-America Leadership Exchange Committee (JALEC) and traveled twice to Japan as USIA representative. In 2003, she served as a public diplomacy advisor to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy and U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee overseeing changes in U.S. public diplomacy legislation since 9/11.
Snow received a Fulbright scholarship to the Federal Republic of Germany at the height of the Cold War in the mid-80s. She was subsequently awarded a summer research fellowship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to study German history and language at the University of California, Berkeley. Doctoral studies in the School of International Service at American University focused on international communication, intercultural communication, and peace and conflict resolution. Her doctoral dissertation, Fulbright Scholars as Cultural Mediators, earned an honorary "fourth best" dissertation of 1992 by the Speech Communication Association (now National Communication Association), Division of International and Intercultural Communication.
Snow holds lifetime membership in the Fulbright Association and remains a strong advocate for cultural and educational exchange.
Visit Nancy Snow's Web site.
*PUBD518: International Exchanges and Public Diplomacy - Examination of educational and cultural exchanges; variety and experience of participants, flagship exchange programs, economic and social implications of the programs, and measurement of outcomes.
March 11, 2011 - Information War 2011. CPD Blog
September 2010 - Exchange Power, PDiN Monitor, Volume 1, Issue 7
November 2009 - The Death of Public Diplomacy Has Been Greatly Exaggerated Layalina's Perspectives
October 7, 2009 - America, You're #1 Huffington Post
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What's "In the Works" for Nancy Snow? December 8, 2015.