Security Studies Program Seminar

Public Diplomacy and U.S. National Security Policy

Kristin M. Lord
Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University

April 16, 2008


Outline of Talk

  1. What is public diplomacy?
  2. Why is it important?
  3. How has it evolved?
  4. What can it realistically accomplish?
  5. What are the instruments of public diplomacy?
  6. Who conducts public diplomacy?
  7. Vision for the future

1) What is public diplomacy?

2) Why is public diplomacy important?

3) What is public diplomacy for?

4) How has public diplomacy evolved?

From Strategy to Action

5) What are the instruments of public diplomacy?

6) Who conducts public diplomacy?

7) Vision for the Future


  Rapporteur: Stephanie Kaplan

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