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Class Six: Public Diplomacy 2.0 – The role of broadcasting and technology in America’s communications with the world
The U.S. government’s complex network of media organizations today broadcasts in 60 languages to a worldwide weekly audience of more than 175 million people and includes Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Radio Free Asia, Middle East Broadcasting Networks and the International Broadcasting Bureau. What is the role for U.S. government broadcasting in a world awash with news and information? How are satellite networks such as Al Jazeera affecting public opinion across the world? How are social and digital media impacting America’s communications? Given that our own country is politically divided, how can we best communicate our policies and interests with the world?
Guest: Jim Glassman, former Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors
and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs