Narratives and Strategic Communications in Foreign Policy

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November 29, 2011


8:30 a.m. — Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. — Conference


RAND Corporation
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Santa Monica, CA


This conference is a public meeting of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy and is being conducted in partnership with the RAND Corporation.

Opening Remarks

William Hybl Chairman, U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

Keynote Speaker I

Steven Corman Herberger Professor and Director, Consortium for Strategic Communication, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University

Panel I

Nicholas Cull Professor of Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California

Barry Sanders Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Communications Studies, University of California, Los Angeles; author, American Avatar: The United States in the Global Imagination

Dalia Dassa Kaye Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation; Visiting Fellow, UCLA International Institute and UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations

Cliff W. Gilmore (moderator) Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps; Senior Military Advisor, U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

Keynote Speaker II

Eric Larson Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

Panel II

Damon Stevens Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Christopher Paul Social Scientist, RAND Corporation; author, Strategic Communication: Origins, Concepts, and Current Debates

Jonathan Worthington Commander, UK Royal Navy; Head, Defence Studies, UK Royal Navy

Richard LeBaron Coordinator, Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communication; Former Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy London; Former U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait

Matt Armstrong (moderator) Executive Director, U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

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