Richard Stengel, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, to give keynote address at annual Public Diplomacy Symposium on 10/30


Please join us for a keynote lecture by

Richard Stengel

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

at the culmination of the annual Public Diplomacy Symposium

Mass Media, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy – Trending Toward Trust or Distrust?

This event is sponsored by students in Syracuse University’s Public Diplomacy program — a cooperative venture between the Maxwell School and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. This year’s symposium will tackle the complex relationship among journalists, diplomats, and the public. Alumni and friends are invited to the day-long event and are especially encouraged to attend the alumni networking reception which follows the keynote speech.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

5:30 p.m.  Keynote Lecture
Reception following

Center for Strategic and International Studies

1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Registration is required and there is a small fee for the evening reception

Follow this link to register for the evening keynote and reception

For more information about the reception, please contact: Norma Shannon at, or call (315) 443 -5881


Also interested in attending the daytime symposium?

“More As the Story Develops”

Diplomacy, the Media, and the Public – Trending Toward Trust or Distrust?

If knowledge is power, then the media is the electrical grid.

By controlling the flow and frequency of information around the world, the media highlights what is and is not important. In the case of international affairs, who gets to decide issue salience? Why do particular conflicts receive more coverage than others? How and when are the decisions to publicize a disease outbreak made? Why are foreign bureaus located in certain cities rather than others? This symposium aims to investigate the role of the media in public diplomacy, with particular emphasis on global information sharing. By bringing diplomats, reporters and academics together for three distinct panels, we will show the importance of mediated public diplomacy in the era of the 24-hour and increasingly 140-character news cycle.​

To learn more about the symposium and to register for the daytime events, please visit:

(But please remember, if you are an alum or guest and you’d like to attend the evening reception, make sure to register here first!)

For more information about the symposium, contact: Jennifer Osias at



The APDS Syracuse University is a non-profit student-run organization dedicated to promoting public diplomacy and creating forums for dialogue regarding this and related fields, such as public relations, mass communications, and media studies.

Syracuse University’s Public Diplomacy program is a dual-degree program offered jointly by Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The Public Diplomacy program affords students the opportunity to complete an MS in Public Relations from Syracuse University’s  Newhouse School along with an MA in International Relations from the Maxwell School with only two years of study.  As part of their academic and professional preparation, students complete challenging internships and policy-oriented seminars in Washington, DC.

Syracuse University is proud to be among the first institutions of higher learning to recognize the need to educate future leaders in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors on the theory and practice of public diplomacy and communication.

For more details about the Public Diplomacy program at Syracuse University, please visit this link.

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