Public Diplomacy in Europe
U.S. Democracy: A Model for Albania?
Leigh Rieder, Assistant Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania (Nov. 12): "Like many former communist countries, Albania is still learning how to implement democracy. We Americans know from experience how difficult implementation can be, because we still make mistakes, despite over 200 years of practice. With that reality in mind, the Public Affairs Section (PAS) held a series of events on the U.S. presidential election to explain various aspects of the election process to Albanian audiences." Read More
U.S. and Latvia: Creating Mutual Understanding
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy (Nov. 10): "It was very moving to hear them describe their American “mom” and “dad” and “sisters” and “brothers.” American host families really open their homes and hearts in a way that changes these young people forever!" DipNote Blog Article | Previous Entry: Focus on Baltic Youth | Photos
Trade, Climate Change and Soft Power--Does America Have Friends in Europe?
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy (May 13): Our green diplomacy ranges from environmental protection for areas of cultural heritage—such as the Ateni Sioni Church I visited recently in Georgia where we are helping to preserve the building and its ancient writings from environmental degradation—to recycling projects in Cyprus, water aid in the Balkans and forestry projects in Russia." Full Text | Video | Green Diplomacy Newsletter
Public Diplomacy in Budapest
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy (Mar. 25): "I describe public diplomacy as the art of communicating a country's policies, values and culture to other peoples. It is an attempt to explain why we have decided on certain measures, and beyond that, to explain who we are. My recent trip to Hungary might offer some insights into what public diplomacy is all about." Full Text
What Is the U.S. Doing To Improve Its Image Abroad?
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy (Nov. 1): "The advantage of public diplomacy is that you are not reaching out to just one or another person at the end of a telephone line, but to potentially millions of people. There may have been a time, not so long ago, when it was true that communications from diplomat to diplomat, elite to elite, were sufficient. But those times are over." Full Text
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Newsletter: Did You Know? Public Diplomacy at Home and in Europe, Winter 2008
This newsletter is highlights of events in Washington and abroad that may be of interest. Full Text
Join the Twitterati: Public Diplomacy in Real-Time
Do you twitter? You can follow a diplomat in real-time and learn more about America's public diplomacy by catching the "tweets" of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Colleen Graffy. Read more
Twitter This: Public Diplomacy in Romania
For those of you on Twitter, you can experience public diplomacy in real-time as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Colleen Graffy, travels to Bucharest and twitters along the way. Read more
Deputy Assistant Secretary Graffy participated in webchat on green diplomacy. Full Text | More on Green Diplomacy
U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women's Health Issues, Fran Drescher
Follow the latest on Public Diplomacy Envoy Fran Drescher as she energizes women's health advocates in Romania, Kosovo, Hungary, and Poland. Follow Fran's blog
Newsletter: Public Diplomacy in Europe, October 2008
Newsletter highlights public diplomacy efforts throughout Europe. Full Text