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Public Diplomacy: A Vision for 2021 and Beyond
Dr. Vivian S. Walker, Executive Director of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
Free and open to the public.
Please join us for a virtual event co-hosted by the Weiser Diplomacy Center, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, in collaboration with the Global Forum for Scholars & Practitioners of Diplomacy. This event will feature Dr. Vivian S. Walker, Executive Director of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, in conversation with Professor John Ciorciari, Director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center at the University of Michigan, with a welcome address by Rejaul Karim Laskar, representing the Global Forum for Scholars & Practitioners of Diplomacy.
Vivian S. Walker is the Executive Director of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Following a 26-year career with the State Department, she retired with the senior rank of Minister Counselor and became a teacher, writer and researcher. Currently a Faculty Fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD), she has served as the editor of the CPD Perspective series, an Adjunct Professor at the Central European University’s (CEU) School of Public Policy and a Research Fellow at the CEU Center for Media, Data and Society. She has also been a Professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College in Washington, DC and the National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Walker has published and lectured extensively on the practice of public diplomacy in complex information environments. She graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and earned her doctorate in English language and literature from the University of Chicago.
John D. Ciorciari is Associate Professor and Director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. He is the author or editor of several books on international law and politics, including Sovereignty Sharing in Fragile States (forthcoming with Stanford University Press) and The Courteous Power: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific Era (forthcoming with the University of Michigan Press). He has been an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and holds an AB and JD from Harvard and MPhil and DPhil from Oxford.
Welcome Address by Rejaul Karim Laskar, Admin, Global Forum for Scholars & Practitioners of Diplomacy.
The Global Forum for Scholars & Practitioners of Diplomacy is a group of eminent scholars belonging to some of the leading universities of the world and distinguished diplomats of some of the major nations of the world. This global group has been established to facilitate interactions among diplomats of major nations of the world and scholars of Diplomacy belonging to leading universities of the world so as to promote more robust integration between theory and practice of Diplomacy. While the scholars of diplomacy can learn from the valuable experiences and perspectives of practicing diplomats, the latter can benefit from the former's findings, analyses and theoretical insights.
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