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Syracuse University’s forum for public diplomacy dialogue

What is PDSyracuse?

Welcome to PDSyracuse. We are the voices of those passionate about public diplomacy. We believe in the public relations dimension of international relations, the value of bringing people together across borders, and the promise of building the mutual trust and productive relationships that are the foundation of global peace and stability. Whether you are a scholar or a practitioner – whether you come from government, the private sector, international and non-governmental organizations, or civil society – you will find here a forum for the exchange of ideas and perspectives on public diplomacy and the creativity that will advance our field and our world.

Latest journal articles


The who? Is it The Who? No, it’s the HU! Mongolia’s cultural public diplomacy takes center stage

By Ichinkhorloo Khosbayar
August 8, 2022

The audience at Coachella could have been forgiven last April if they heard the announcement that The HU was about to take the stage, prepared themselves for a nostalgia tour of “My Generation”, “Who Are You?” and “Pinball Wizard”, and were surprised instead by the cultural experience of one of Mongolia’s most popular folk rock […]

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Participants in a roundtable on public diplomacy organized by the leadership of the public diplomacy interest group of ICA and the international communications group of ISA.

Bridging the IR and Comms Science Gap in the Field of Public Diplomacy

By Alina Dolea and Efe Sevin
July 1, 2020

One of the hallmark characteristics of public diplomacy is its interdisciplinary nature – which has been a blessing and a curse for scholars and practitioners alike. On one hand, our knowledge has been enriched by a variety of disciplines, including – and definitely not limited to – communication, international relations, history, sociology, and marketing. On […]

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Info Wars: Russia is Already at War with the U.S.; When Will the U.S. Catch Up?

By Steven Pike, Syracuse University
March 28, 2018

Throughout much of the first decade of the 21st Century, the United States and Europe reaped the spoils of the end of the Cold War, in the eastward expansion of both the European Union and NATO.  The sovereign nations of the Warsaw Pact were free to choose their own course and turn westward.  The “captive […]

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Feature: Student Practicum on Journalism

By PD Student Practicum
March 27, 2018

Syracuse Public Diplomacy students examined the human rights crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State through the lens of press freedom, as part of a weeklong journalism practicum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.  See their analysis and reporting: Oppressed Media Clouds Rohingya Crisis.

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Promoting Glasnost & Perestroika: The US-USSR Information and Cultural Talks

By Michael Schneider, Syracuse University
March 26, 2018

Professor Michael Schneider of the Maxwell School of Public Administration at Syracuse University looks back on public diplomacy efforts in the age of Glasnost and Perestroika. Between 1987 and 1990, a remarkable coalition of American leaders in government, the private sector, academe and non-profits spent time and effort to foster Glasnost and Perestroika. Four rounds […]

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