Tag Archives: public diplomacy

Cross-Cultural Miscommunication: Jay Leno’s Joke & the Golden Temple

by Gabby LaVerghetta To make a generalization, Americans are pretty laid back when it comes to comedy. There are some lines that comedians know better than to cross, especially when it comes to race, but for the most part anything … Continue reading

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Soft Power & China’s Need to be Liked

by Gabby LaVerghetta China wants to be liked. More specifically, China wants to be liked by us. And by us I mean the American public. Over the past few months, China has undertaken a massive public diplomacy campaign in the … Continue reading

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Twitter & the Troops: Talking Smack with the Taliban

by Gabby LaVerghetta Social media have changed the way people communicate. This much is obvious. Researchers examine whether text messaging and other modern forms of communication have negatively affected students’ writing. News outlets blast 140-character updates by the minute on … Continue reading

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