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[LISTEN] PDcast #1: Tweeting Despite the Shutdown

[LISTEN] PDcast #1: Tweeting Despite the Shutdown

October 11, 2013 9:00 am by: Category: Featured, Listen, PDcast, Public Diplomacy, Social Media Diplomacy

Iran turns to Twitter while the U.S. government grinds to a gridlock. We discuss the public diplomacy implications.

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For the week of October 7, 2013

Topic 1: Hassan Rouhani joins the already bustling barrage of world leaders using Twitter, but is this public diplomacy proper?

Read more:

Does technology persuade? Questioning core assumptions in U.S. public diplomacy (part 1) | The CPD Blog, Craig Hayden

The Tweet Heard Round The World: How 140 Characters did more for Iranian Public Diplomacy than an editorial ever could | The Diplomatist, Evan Carlson

New Diplomatic Avenue Emerges, in 140-Character Bursts | New York Times, Somini Sengupta

Your People Can Tweet My People: Twitter Diplomacy Takes a Step Forward, But Let’s Not Get Too Excited | Huffington Post, Jimmy Leach


Topic 2: How does the government shutdown affect the image/brand of both the U.S. and democracy abroad?

Read more:

The Shutdown and American Power, Hard and Soft | The National Interest, Paul Pillar

Washington’s rolling seizures short-circuit US soft power | Financial Times, Edward Luce

Will shortened Obama trip to Asia buoy China? | Christian Science Monitor, Ralph Jennings


photo credit: Jae C. Hong/AP

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About Michael Ardaiolo

Michael Ardaiolo is currently a student in Syracuse University's Public Diplomacy Master's Program: M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and M.S. in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. In addition, he is a recovering record slinger, a Criterion Collection addict, an NBA obsessor, and a struggling student of the Korean language.

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