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Public Diplomacy

A research review on Public Diplomacy has not yet been completed by the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.

About Public Diplomacy


Public diplomacy involves the ways “a sovereign country communicates with publics in other countries aimed at informing and influencing audiences overseas for the purpose of promoting the national interest and advancing its foreign policy goals” (USC Center on Public Diplomacy). Examples include “educational exchange programs for scholars and students; visitor programs; language training; cultural events and exchanges; and radio and television broadcasting” (USC Center on Public Diplomacy).

Strategies This Tool Can Support

(1) Dissuading potential perpetrators from committing mass atrocities
(2) Facilitating leadership or political transition