On Monday, I mentioned that the issues surrounding public diplomacy and strategic communications probably merited a panel discussion. So I organized one. More details to follow, and the roster of speakers may expand, but for those interested just a heads up now to save the rapidly approaching date:
Public Diplomacy and the War of Ideas: Agendas for the Next Administration
George Washington University, September 30, 2008, from 2:00-3:30, Location TBA
Hady Amr, Director, Brookings Doha Center and Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, and co-author (with Peter Singer) of Engaging the Muslim World: A Communication Strategy to Win the War of Ideas (Brookings, April 2007).
Dr. Michael Doran, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Support to Public Diplomacy, U.S. Department of Defense; 2007 testimony on the war of ideas available here.
Kristin Lord, Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, and author of Public Diplomacy and the New Transatlantic Agenda (Brookings, August 2008)
Marc Lynch, George Washington University, co-director of Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communications and author of Voices of the New Arab Public