Public Diplomacy Students Host 2011 Symposium Oct 27-Oct 28

The Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars (APDS) is hosting their annual Public Diplomacy Symposium this week. The student group has put together a great event with many interesting panels and prominent speakers. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Building Bridges: The Tools of Public Diplomacy.” For more information see below for the symposium schedule and website links!

Alumni are welcome to attend.

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 – The Herg Auditorium, Newhouse III

7:00 p.m. Opening Remarks

7:15 p.m. Crafting An Image: Fine Arts and The Government

8:15 p.m. Hors d’Oeuvres

Friday, October 28th, 2011 – Public Events Room, Eggers

10:00 a.m. Light Breakfast

10:30 a.m. Exchange Launch

Editor-in-Chief Comments and Author Presentation

11:00 a.m. Borrowing A Voice: Domestic Public Relations Firms and The Government

12:15 p.m. Catered Lunch

1:30 p.m. Covering A Country: International Media and The Government

2:45 p.m. Lending A Hand: International Aid and The Government

3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

The Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars (APDS) is a graduate-student organization at Syracuse University (SU) that aims to increase awareness of public diplomacy efforts worldwide. Each year APDS provides the SU campus with an academic journal, regular speakers series and an annual symposium. This year’s symposium focuses on the various tools of the public diplomacy field with a special focus on the implementation of those tools in the Middle East. Taking place on October 27-28, this symposium will expand the SU community’s concept of public diplomacy and reinforce the field’s multidisciplinary nature.

Panelist bios:

Public Diplomacy program at SU:

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