"Global-Local" Cultural Diplomacy and Public Diplomacy

Robert Albro, a public policy anthropologist at American University, summons powerful evidence from communication theory and cultural and public diplomacy practice to suggest that cultural diplomacy (and therefore public diplomacy, at least as practiced by the U.S. government) is an inherently transnational project (http://uscpublicdiplomacy.org/index.php/newswire/cpdblog _detail/cultural_engagement_as_glocal_diplomacy/). What he argues has important implications for "western" and "secular" governments confronting the emerging "Islamist" governments.

Thanks to Len Baldyga (LJBJBB@aol.com, 5/15/12) and his PD list-serve for e-mailing the link to Albro's essay.