Sunday, April 25, 2010

Public Diplomacy: State v. Non-state

So it's my last semester in the Master of Public Diplomacy program at USC. I'm taking two classes this semester and I find it very interesting, one professor argues that only governments can conduct public diplomacy. Interestingly enough, my other professor posits that only nongovernmental actors can conduct public diplomacy. While they both are able to back up their claims I argue for a different path. I believe that both government and non-state actors can conduct public diplomacy. Hypothesizing that PD can be conducted by all international actors--we can begin to change how states and other actors in the global system can use the tools of public diplomacy to better international relations.

*Originally posted on February 24, 2010 at

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