Tuesday, March 20, 2007


I was alerted to this UK site via mention of their recent report on cultural diplomacy, but it has a wealth of other information that is also relevant to the larger topic of public diplomacy. The Cultural Diplomacy report concludes with synopses of cultural diplomacy as practiced in 5 nations, including the U.S., and has this to say about new developments in U.S. cultural diplomacy: "...there is a clear sense that any statefunded cultural diplomacy must be strictly in the national interest. The emphasis is very much on promoting immediate US interests overseas."