Public diplomacy is more relevant than ever to addressing America’s most critical foreign policy challenges. From geopolitical competition to climate action, the spread of authoritarianism and disinformation to the global recovery from COVID-19, engaging foreign publics will be essential. Public diplomacy champions can support U.S. government leaders by helping them to see these links, developing public diplomacy strategies and programs, and demonstrating measurable impact in a way that will resonate. In this session, IREX President and CEO Kristin Lord will present her own views as well as impact data from IREX in order to help the public diplomacy community make this case.
This program is a regularly scheduled First Monday Forum cosponsored by the Public Diplomacy Association of America, the Public Diplomacy Council, and USC's Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.
We look forward to "seeing you" on June 7, 2021.