The Role of Public Diplomacy in Support of the Anti-terrorism Campaign: Hearing Before the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, October 10, 2001
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001 - 70 pages
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Page 5 - To be persuasive we must be believable ; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful.
Page 11 - Jersey for his opening statement. [The prepared statement of Mr. Royce follows:] PREPARED STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE EDWARD R. ROYCE, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND CHAIRMAN, SUBCOMMITTEE ON AFRICA WASHINGTON...
Page 59 - ... a very broad range of countries, in an arc reaching from Africa to the Middle East, stretching further eastward from Central Asia to the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia. Addressing so many countries and cultures will demand thoughtfully differentiated approaches to public diplomacy. In some countries, significant increases in our traditional exchanges, such as the Fulbright and International Visitor programs, will be appropriate, welcome, and effective. In other countries, such an approach...
Page 16 - Mr. Chairman and members of the committee : I am delighted to appear before you today to discuss aspects of the world energy supply situation.
Page 2 - As Americans, we are justly proud of our country. If any nation has been a greater force for good in the long and tormented history of this world, I am unaware of it. We have guarded whole continents from conquest, showered aid on distant lands, sent thousands of youthful idealists to remote and often inhospitable areas to help the world's forgotten. Why, then, when we read or listen to descriptions of America in the foreign press, do we so often seem to be entering a fantasyland of hatred?
Page 58 - People-to-people ties are an essential part of our public diplomacy. As Ambassador Arthur Bums once said, "The achievement ... of true understanding between any two governments depends fundamentally on the kind of relationship that exists between the peoples, rather than on the foreign ministers and ambassadors.
Page 3 - How is it that the country that invented Hollywood and Madison Avenue has allowed such a destructive and parodied image of itself to become the intellectual coin of the realm overseas?
Page 1 - Today, as we strike against the terrorists who masterminded the murder of thousands of Americans, our actions are widely depicted in the Muslim world as a war against Islam. Our efforts at self-defense, which should be supported by every decent person on this planet, instead spark riots that threaten governments that dare to cooperate with us. How is it that the country that invented Hollywood and Madison Avenue has such trouble promoting a positive image of itself overseas?
Page 55 - Prior to taking up my current positions, I was a Foreign Service Officer with the United States Information Agency. Much of my career was spent in the Middle East, including my appointment by President Bush in 1992 to be US Ambassador to Qatar. Following that assignment, I headed USIA's area office that supervised all the agency's operations in the Near East and South Asia. More recently, I took on a temporary assignment for the State Department during which I established and directed the Coalition...
Page 53 - American national security community focused on what was called the question of the "second shoe." No one believed that the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were an isolated occurrence.