Dr. Nancy Snow is professor emeritus of communications at California State University, Fullerton. She holds lifetime memberships with the Public Diplomacy Council at George Washington University, Fulbright Association, and Public Diplomacy Alumni Association. Reach her at http://www.nancysnow.com.
America’s public diplomacy is handicapped by arrogance, impatience, and a reluctance to listen. In Anti-Americanism and the Rise of Civic Diplomacy, Nancy Snow investigates how Washington can change its image abroad. In their responses to Nancy Snow’s provocative thesis, R.S. Zaharna and John Robert Kelley focus on America’s credibility deficit and the limits of civic diplomacy. Finally, Nancy Snow offers some concluding remarks.
Americas public diplomacy is handicapped by arrogance, impatience, and a reluctance to listen. In Anti-Americanism and the Rise of Civic Diplomacy, Nancy Snow asks whether Washington can change its image abroad.
U.S. public diplomacy is “a disaster,” according to former U.S. Information Agency (USIA) director Joseph Duffey.
Winning a worldwide war on terrorism is much more about overcoming cultural mindsets that set people apart from each other out of fear and ignorance than about celebrating the freedom of the American barbecue.
The USIA performs the public diplomacy function of U.S. foreign policy through its USIS posts, exchange activities, information programs, and international broadcasting.