The Heritage Foundation hosted the official launch of The Public Diplomacy Reader, Professor J. Michael Waller’s 500-page compendium published by IWP Press.
The event, held September 20, was organized by Helle Dale, Deputy Director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at Heritage.
Dr. Waller gave a presentation about the book and its purpose, explaining that he designed the book to help students and policymakers think of strategies to be more creative with using non-military means to promote US national interests and defeat the nation’s adversaries and enemies.
A lively set of comments followed. Panel members were Dr. Robert Satloff, Executive Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and host of a public affairs program on Alhurra Arabic television; Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon, Research Professor of Politics and Culture at IWP; and Hon. Robert R. Reilly, former Director of the Voice of America and now a professor at the National Defense University.
A webcast of the event is available at http://www.heritage.org/Press/Events/ev092007a.cfm.
The Public Diplomacy Reader may be ordered online.