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This is PDx…Public Diplomacy Examined…a podcast from the George Washington University’s Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication. In this episode—the second of two parts--we’ll hear from legendary PD watcher Bruce Gregory.
Bruce is a leading scholar of public diplomacy and he’s also had key roles PD roles with USIA, the State Department, and the US Advisory Commission on PD. He was director of the Public Diplomacy Institute, the predecessor to the IPDGC here at GWU, and he taught for many years at GWU, Georgetown and elsewhere. He is also a board member of the Walter Roberts Endowment here at the GWU Institute for PD and Global Communications.
Bruce will discuss the past and future of public diplomacy. In our discussion we’ll be drawing on themes and questions raised by students during GW’s Introduction to Public diplomacy class during this past academic year.
Institute Director Janet Steele is our executive producer. Music for today was by Lee Rosevere. Production assistance is by John Perrino, Yvonne Oh and Glen. All opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the individuals and not the George Washington University.
Bruce Gregory began teaching as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University in 2002, where his courses included public diplomacy, media and global affairs. He was director of the the Institute of Public Diplomacy at GW from 2005–2008 and now serves on the board of the Institute’s Walter R. Roberts Endowment.
He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he taught a seminar on public diplomacy in the Master of Foreign Service Program from 2009–2012.
As a visiting professor at the U.S. Naval War College from 2008-2011, he taught courses on strategic communication. He taught full time at the National Defense University from 1998–2001, where his courses at the National War College included information, media, and national security.
From 1985–1998, he was executive director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Prior to retiring after 34 years of government service, he served as coordinator for the Department of State's Response to Terrorism Coalition Working Group on Public Diplomacy and as the State Department's executive secretary on the Defense Science Board's 2001 Task Force on Managed Information Dissemination. He is a member of the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs and the Public Diplomacy Council. He was the Council's executive director from 2001–2004.
He has also taught public diplomacy at American University's School of International Service and lectured at the Department of State's Foreign Service Institute, the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, the National Defense Intelligence College, and the National Defense University's Information Management Resources College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
He is a recipient of the Department of State's Superior Honor Award and was an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow.
Gregory compiles Diplomacy's Public Dimension: Books, Articles, and Websites, a periodic list of reference materials for teachers and students on public diplomacy and related topics on the Institute for Public Diplomacy and global Communication website.
Gregory’s current research is on the roles of diplomats, embassies and foreign ministries in the whole of government diplomacy, and why public diplomacy is no longer a subset of diplomatic practice. He is writing a book on beginnings, patterns, and boundaries in U.S. public diplomacy.