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Public Diplomacy in a Global Context

MPP 676

(3 units)

In contrast with diplomacy—which usually takes place behind closed doors—public diplomacy is foreign policy through engagement with foreign publics. How do governments cultivate public opinion in other countries? How do diplomats communicate in order to advance their country's foreign policy? This course will examine the history, issues, and practices of public diplomacy. Students will help break new ground by researching the role, structure, and integration of public diplomacy within the policy realm in other countries.