NPR Berlin – Joint ICD and NPR Event On Culture And Diplomacy In The Digital Age

NPR Berlin - January 29th, 2013; In this special focus report, the NPR covers the speech given by U.S. Under-Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Tara Sonenshine at “The ICD Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA”. Under-Secretary Sonenshine declares the US as the ultimate experiment of Cultural Diplomacy with a 237 year history of bringing together people from all corners of the globe.
  January 29th, 2013

NPR Specials: Leveraging Culture And Diplomacy In The Digital Age

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Pubic Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Tara Sonenshine, recently spoke at NPR Headquarters in Washington D.C. during a conference organized and sponsored by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin.

According to Sonenshine, the United States represents the ultimate cultural experiment. The “237 year narrative of bringing people from all corners of the world” gives the U.S. a responsibility to employ cultural diplomacy, Sonenshine says. And even though there are challenges, the Under Secretary believes the internet and social media can create new forms of dialog and spread information.

Tara Sonenshine was previously Vice President of the United States Institute of Peace and worked in the Clinton Administration as Director of Foreign Policy Planning and Deputy Director of Communications for the National Security Council.

Mark Donfried, Executive Director of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, moderates the discussion.