May 30

Past Event

Public Diplomacy in Northeast Asia: A Comparative Perspective

Event Materials


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On May 30, the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) at Brookings hosted a discussion examining the use of public diplomacy in Northeast Asia. Leading experts discussed the objectives, practices, opportunities and challenges in public diplomacy for China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

Panelists addressed the history of public diplomacy in each country, how it is defined and the societal and governmental structures under which public diplomacy is practiced. They also discussed the public diplomacy goals and practices of each nation, offering suggestions for the enhancement of public diplomacy.

After the program, speakers took audience questions.

Event Agenda

  • 10:00 am - Panelists

    • Moderator

      Portrait: Richard Bush
    • Kwei-Bo Huang

      Visiting Fellow

      Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies

    • Changjian Jiang

      Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead East Asia Institute, Columbia University

      Associate Professor, Department of International Politics, Fudan University

    • Stephen Noerper

      Senior Vice President

      The Korea Society

    • Nancy Snow (via video feed)

      Fulbright Professor, Sophia University, Tokyo

      Professor of Communications, California State University, Fullerton

  • 11:00 am - Discussants

    • Craig Hayden

      Assistant Professor, School of International Service

      American University

    • Adam Clayton Powell III

      Senior Fellow, Center on Communication Leadership and Policy and University Fellow USC Center on Public Diplomacy

      University of Southern California


May 30, 2012

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Brookings Institution

Saul/Zilkha Rooms

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW


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