Public Diplomacy Council's First Monday Lunch

with Bruce Gregory

Adjunct professor Bruce Gregory discussed his recently-released report, The Paradox of US Public Diplomacy: Its Rise and "Demise", at the First Monday Lunch Forum hosted by the Public Diplomacy Council and the USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the American Foreign Service Association on Monday, November 3.

This forum was presented by IPDGC, the American Foreign Service Association, the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, and the Public Diplomacy Council

About the report

The report, which examines transformational changes in diplomacy 21st century context, is the first in a series of Special Reports released by IPDGC. As diplomacy's public dimension increasingly dominates study and practice, public diplomacy has less value as a term and conceptual subset of diplomacy. It marginalizes what is now mainstream. The report looks at permeable borders and power diffusion; new diplomatic actors and issues; digital technologies; and others to assess implications for diplomatic roles and risks, foreign ministries and diplomatic missions. Read the full summary here.

About the author

Bruce Gregory is an adjunct professor in GW's Global Communication M.A. program. In addition to this report, he regularly compiles an annotated bibliography of Public Diplomacy-related readings and other resources intended for teachers of public diplomacy and other related coruses. Access the full archive here.