Public Diplomacy in the 21st century


Thursday, September 8, 2016, 11:00am to 12:00pm


RCC, Main Seminar Room, 26 Trowbridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

RCC is pleased to announce this talk by César Álvarez Alonso, Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School and Executive Director at RCC.

The debate about public diplomacy after September 2001 had mainly taken place in the press. It was the appropriate moment to initiate a new period for diplomacy to look at this phenomenon. Nowadays, there is still much confusion surrounding public diplomacy, namely the relationship between diplomats and the foreign publics with whom they work, with public debate on the concept being particularly intense in the United States.

In some of the more pioneering countries in this field, one can clearly observe that public diplomacy is gradually moving away from the periphery of diplomatic work. The seminar will focus on the new challenges and different perspectives of this phenomenon that is an essential tool for foreign policy.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsor:  RCC