Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication
November 5, 2013 - Distinguished ambassador Thomas Pickering delivered the Third Annual Walter Roberts Lecture at GW. In a conversation with Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, he discussed what went wrong in Benghazi, and what lies ahead in meeting diplomatic challenges for the U.S.
April 16, 2013 - Keynote speakers and a panel of experts weighed the impact of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emphasis on gender equality and women's empowerment. What institutional changes took place? What new initiatives were launched? Did the U.S. effectively benefit from the "soft power" of Secretary Clinton's long association with this issue? What has been the global impact? And what can we anticipate in the future?
January 31, 2013 - In 2013 the United States faces a wealth of public diplomacy challenges. American diplomats today must engage new publics, on new issues, using new foreign policy tools. IPDGC as we hosted Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine in a discussion moderated by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University. This event was part of IPDGC's Annual Walter Roberts Lecture series.
December 3, 2012 - Social media offers unprecedented opportunities to raise awareness around violence against women and girls, to help users stay safe, and to inspire people to engage in social activism. At the same time, it may pose challenges to journalists by blurring the line between journalism and activism.