Botschaft der USA, Berlin:
Videobericht zum Seminar "The Future of Public Diplomacy", 10.–12. Juli 2009
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Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century
July 10-12, 2009. 25 students of Halle-Wittenberg and Humboldt University Berlin gathered at the Center for U.S. Studies (ZUSAS) in Wittenberg to discuss the future of public diplomacy in a think tank atmosphere. Among them were students from Bulgaria, Russia, the Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Lithuania who provided a unique international viewpoint on the subject. Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, Dr. Helena Kane Finn, outlined public diplomacy strategies of the new administration, explaining Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s concept of smart power and emphasizing the “bottom up” approach outlined by Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, the Director for Policy Planning at the State Department. Historian and co-host Professor Hans-Jürgen Grabbe traced German-American relations throughout the centuries. He emphasized U.S. public diplomacy as a success story in post-war Germany. Fulbright scholar Vaughn Rasberry drew the line from the effects of cold war public diplomacy to its impact on U.S. domestic legislation. He discussed race relations in combination with the promotion of Jazz musicians through the U.S. government in the 1950s and beyond. The program’s highlight was a discussion with Pulitzer Prize winners Geraldine Brooks and Tony Horwitz moderated by Helena Kane Finn. Using their work as a stepping stone, Dr. Kane Finn stressed the importance of cultural diplomacy to build bridges where policy actions fail in order to establish a dialogue and mutual respect.
(Bericht von usembassy.de)