Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication
Smart Power in Iraq: Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communication During the Surge
An informal discussion featuring former Public Diplomacy Officer Diane Crowe and US Army Major Chris Wade
Sponsored by the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (IPDGC)
February 2, 2010
Diane Crowe and Maj. Chris Wade discussed the challenges they faced in the volatile and dangerous environment of Mosul, Iraq, both in terms of working with building Iraqi political, social, and journalistic institutions, and in coordinating the sometimes overlapping and sometimes conflictual diplomatic and military public affairs agendas.
Their talk is part of an ongoing series of events sponsored by IPDGC exploring new approaches to "Smart Power," the ongoing -- and sometimes controversial -- effort by the United States to balance "hard" and "soft" power around the world, especially in the increasingly blurred areas of public diplomacy, strategic communication, and information operations.