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Jan 14, 2020   The January edition of  CPD Faculty Fellow  Bruce Gregory's public diplomacy reading list is now available. Known affectionately at CPD as " Bruce's List ," this list is a compilation of books, journal articles, papers and blogs on a wide variety of PD topics and features a number of CPD scholars. Highlights from this latest list include: “Cyber Diplomacy,”    PD Magazine,  Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California, Issue 22, Fall/Winter 2019 . In this edition of  PD Magazine,  USC students and an array of international scholars and practitioners discuss issues relevant to diplomacy and its practice in the cyber domain. The articles divide into five sections. (1) “Equipping diplomats for the cyber age” begins with a lead article by  Shaun Riordan  (European Institute for International Studies) on “Cyber Diplomacy: Why Diplomats Need to Get Into Cyberspace.” (2) A section on “Cyber diplomacy’s rising stars” focuses on Qatar, Estonia,


  The latest issue of  CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy   is an article by Kyle Hutzler, Senior Associate at McKinsey & Company. "America’ s Cities on the World Stage" examines the opportunities and challenges in American cities’ efforts to develop their standing on the world stage as a means for the U.S. to “speak with one voice abroad.” "American cities deserve the opportunity to succeed on the global stage because it is to the benefit of the entire country," writes Hutzler. "Their success in promoting trade and investment sustains American competitiveness and, when they bridge educational and cultural institutions across borders, it makes the world a more vibrant place." Download "America’ s Cities on the World Stage"  here .


A special event with Michelle Giuda, Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy Join us for a conversation with  Michelle Giuda , Assistant Secretary and Senior Official for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. As technology provides an ever-increasing array of channels and platforms for people to engage with ideas and information, adversaries use these same tools to sow confusion, cynicism, apathy, and division. In the context of today’s increasingly complex information environment, Giuda will discuss how global audiences discern fact from fiction, and innovative ways the U.S. aims to engage them through the ideals of truth, freedom and human dignity. This event will allow attendees an opportunity to learn directly from Assistant Secretary Giuda on U.S. public diplomacy strategies in this new era of great-power competition. About Michelle Giuda In May 2019, Ms. Giuda led the

Exclusive inputs on arrest of DSP Davinder Singh. (Sources)

Exclusive inputs on arrest of DSP Davinder Singh. (Sources) 1. FIR registered against DSP at wanpoh Police Station in Kulgam. He is now lodged at SOG camp for further interrogation. 2.  During Search operation 1 AK-47 rifle & some Grenades recovered from the residence of DSP in Srinagar. 3. DSP was on way to Chandigarh along with Naved Babu & his accomplice. 4. He had fixed around 12 lac rupees deal with militants for transporting Naved & his associate to Chandigarh safely. 5. DSP had transported militants out of valley in past as well. 6. During questioning it has also surfaced that DSP had managed air travel of several militants out of valley since his posting at Srinagar airport. 7.  He is said to have passed on secret information to militant groups from time to time. 8. DSP has accumulated huge wealth both movable and immovable far far more than his sources of income. 9. Role of DSP in Parliament attack case is also being looked into as there are some leads suggesting h

I challenge you to read till the last line

Try...πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ§ If you cannot read. Just scroll down to be *shocked!*                  πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜³ πŸ‘‡πŸΌ 1. Rajiv Gandhi Gold Cup Kabaddi Tournament 2. Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Run 3. Rajiv Gandhi Federation Cup boxing championship 4. Rajiv Gandhi International tournament (football) 5. NSCI – Rajiv Gandhi road races, New Delhi 6. Rajiv Gandhi Boat Race, Kerala 7. Rajiv Gandhi International Artistic Gymnastic Tournament 8. Rajiv Gandhi Kabbadi Meet 9. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Roller Skating Championship 10. Rajiv Gandhi memorial marathon race, New Delhi 11. Rajiv Gandhi International Judo Championship, Chandigarh 12. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Trophy for the Best College, Calicut 13. Rajiv Gandhi Rural Cricket Tournament, Initiated by Rahul Gandhi in Amethi 14. Rajiv Gandhi Gold Cup (U-21), football 15. Rajiv Gandhi Trophy (football) 16. Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Sportspersons 17. All India Rajiv Gandhi Basketball (Girls) Tournament, organized by Delhi State 18. All India Rajiv Gandhi Wrestling

Ek pauna, do biscoot': Why Hyderabad's Irani cafes are disappearing The cafes which were once considered the city’s cultural centre are now fading into oblivion. Priyanka Richi Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 17:36             Gone are the times when people would spend hours discussing politics, sipping tea from ceramic cups inside the rusty Irani cafes in Hyderabad. Gone are the times when students flocked to the cafes to play their favourite songs from the jukebox, and spend the entire evening, splitting a cup of tea into two. Gone are the times when workers, intellectuals, students and political thinkers shaped the cultural discourse of a city inside tiny concrete roofs that sold nothing but a humble concoction of milk and tea leaves. As coffee shops and modern-day-cafes are increasingly making a mark in the city’s culinary map, Irani cafes are taking a step back and slowly fading into oblivion. The cafes, which once teemed with people from all walks of life, now have people taking a quick break from work, sipping tea while scrolling