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  • The Public Diplomacy Interest Group provides a forum for the scholars investigating topics related to public diplomacy, nation branding, country image and reputation, public relations for and of nations, as well as political, and global and intercultural communication that influences international relations.

    The aim of the Public Diplomacy Interest Group is to bring together scholars investigating topics related to public diplomacy, nation branding, country image and reputation, public relations for and of nations, as well as political, and global and intercultural communication that influences international relations. It seeks to gather all perspectives, research methods, methodological approaches, and theories including critical approaches, and to encourage dialogue and debate on these growing interdisciplinary topics.

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  • Diana Ingenhoff Chair

    University of Fribourg (CH)
    Faculty of Media and Communication Research
    Bd. de Perolles 90
    Fribourg (CH)   CH 1700
    Ph. +41 26 300 8398  Fax +41 26 300 9762
    diana.ingenhoff@unifr.ch

  • Alina Dolea Vice Chair

    Bournemouth University
    Faculty of Media and Communication
    Fern Barrow, Poole    Dorset, BH12 5BB, UK
    Ph. 01202 963516
    edolea@bournemouth.ac.uk

  • Candace White Secretary

    U of Tennessee
    476 Communications Bldg
    School of Advertising & Public Relations
    Knoxville TN  37996-0330
    Ph. 865-974-5112  Fax 865-974-2826
    white@utk.edu


Hold the dates:

Saturday, 26 May evening:

PD Interest Group Dinner in Prague (details on cost and place to be announced)

Sunday, 27 May

5:30-16:45 - "Reviewing the State of the Art in Public Diplomacy"   Top scholars will reflect on the evolution and current state of the art in public diplomacy: on the emerging areas of practice and research, on the relationship with different disciplines and fields of study, on the current issues and future challenges for both theory and practice, as well as on how we can contribute to theory building in public diplomacy.

 

Thursday, 24 May -

Pre-Conference of the ICA Public Diplomacy Interest Group: “Emerging Research and Trends in Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding
Hilton Old Town, M, Strauss
8:50-9:00

Welcome and introduction

Alina Dolea (Bournemouth University; Vice-Chair, Public Diplomacy Interest Group)

9:00-10:45                      

First Paper Session: Digital Diplomacy
Moderator: R.S. Zaharna (American University)

 - Ilan Manor (University of Oxford, UK): Palestine's Facebook Embassy. Realizing the Potential of Digitalized Public Diplomacy

 - Kyung Sun Lee (University of Texas at Austin, USA): Culture Carriers as Key Influencers. Narrative strategies in Cultural Exchange Blogs

 - Luigi Di Martino (Western Sydney University, Australia): Public diplomacy listening on social media. A methodology

 - Zhao HUANG (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France): China’s renewal public diplomacy strategies in Africa. A case study in Confucius Institutes in Kenya

 Mentors: Eytan Gilboa (Bar-Ilan University); Pawel Surowiec (Bournemouth University)

10:45-11:15                    

Coffee break

11:15-12:30                    

Second Paper Session: Context of Public Diplomacy

Moderator: Alina Dolea (Bournemouth University)

 - Nicolas Albertoni Gomez (University of Southern California, USA): The Public Diplomacy of International Trade. An Empirical Approach of a Necessary Debate                       

- Phillip C. Arceneaux (University of Florida, USA): U.S. Public Diplomacy and International Law. Legal Frameworks for the Study of State-Sponsored Mediated Public Diplomacy                                    

 - Han Rong (Macquarie University, Australia): The Development and Projection of Chinese Soft Power in the United Nations Arena         

 Mentors: James Pamment (Lund University); Jay Wang (USC Center on Public Diplomacy)

12:30-13:30            

Lunch

13:30-15:15                    

Third Paper Session: Image, identity and public diplomacy

Moderator: James Pamment (Lund University)

 - Anastasia Remes (European University Institute, Italy): How the EU Institutions Showcased Europe to the World. Representing European History and Culture in European Pavilions at World Expos (1958-2010)

 - Dr. Lindsey M. Bier (University of Southern California, USA): The influence of country image on citizen diplomacy. An investigation of non-state actors’ communication intentions toward and engagement with foreign publics

 - Michael Yao Wodui Serwornoo (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany): Exploring China’s emerging global media visibility in Africa. The case of effective public diplomacy

 - Mitra Naeimi (University of Navarra, Spain): Re-articulation of Political Branding. A Discursive Analysis of Iran’s Nation Brand

 Mentors: R.S. Zaharna (American University); Alina Dolea (Bournemouth University)

15:15-15:45                    

Coffee break

15:45-17:00                    

Fourth Paper Session: Practice of Public Diplomacy

Moderator: Jay Wang (USC Center on Public Diplomacy, USA)

 - Dr. Alice Srugies (University of Gothenburg, Sweden): Mitigating transboundary crises. An interdisciplinary framework for the integration of public diplomacy and crisis communication

 - Tania Gómez- Zapata (Queen Mary University of London, UK): An analysis of the organic Mexican Public Diplomacy in the US during Trump’s presidential campaign against Mexicans immigrants

 - Vu Lam (University of New South Wales, Australia): Public diplomacy of non-state actors. A comparative study with Vietnam and Australia

 Mentors: Haroon Ullah (Broadcasting Board of Governors); Steven Pike (Syracuse University, USA)

Sponsored by Lund University, Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group, Syracuse University and USC Center on Public Diplomacy

Organizers & scientific committee:

Corneliu Bjola (University of Oxford, UK)

Alina Dolea (Bournemouth University, UK)

Diana Ingenhoff (University of Fribourg, CH)

James Pamment (Lund University, SE)

Steven Pike (Syracuse University, USA)

Jay Wang (USC Center on Public Diplomacy, USA)

R.S. Zaharna (American University, USA)

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