The Middle East and North Africa are experiencing one of the most detrimental jobs crisis in recent history. Throughout the region youth unemployment runs rampant, economic stagnation remains constant, and political unrest racks the population. The poor economic conditions continue to pose a threat to regional security and global stability. The Arab Stabilization Plan offers a possible solution.
Outlining the three roles of an ambassador, including public diplomacy, Beyer presented on a myriad of topics relevant to U.S. relations with Switzerland.
It’s certainly possible for diplomacy to occur over the course of the Games; however, I’m skeptical that a setting in which nationalism rules would present a fair opportunity to create meaningful and lasting—as well measurable—public diplomacy outcomes, especially in an official government capacity. While bringing athletes together can have positive effects, the environment surrounding the Olympics does not lay sturdy groundwork for public diplomacy to flourish.
ASP would like to congratulate Della Mae on their Grammy nomination. They are not only exceptional musicians, but exceptional cultural diplomats as well.
2014 is likely to be a year of opportunities and challenges in public diplomacy. Here’s a list of the top 10 public diplomacy priorities for the U.S. this year.
Having just returned from a week in Cairo, I can say this – Egyptians, as a whole, are considerably happier now and more anxious to move on then they have been in several years.