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A Conversation on Public Diplomacy with Amb. Holliday and Dr. Serwer

How effective is the United States at countering ISIS’s narrative? How can it do better? How does public diplomacy further American foreign policy goals around the world and what should its role be in our increasingly connected and social global society? Please join Ambassador Stuart Holliday and Professor Serwer for a discussion on public diplomacy’s role in American foreign policy.

Ambassador Stuart Holliday is President and CEO of Meridian International Center, a leading non-partisan public diplomacy institution. He has served as U.S. Ambassador for Special Political Affairs at the United Nations. His portfolio included responsibility for U.S. policy on U.N. peacekeeping, sanctions, and counterterrorism programs.

Dr. Serwer is Director of the Conflict Management program at SAIS. As vice president of the Centers of Innovation at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Serwer led teams working on rule of law, peacebuilding, religion, economics, media, technology, security sector governance and gender. He was also vice president for peace and stability operations at USIP, overseeing its peacebuilding work in Afghanistan, the Balkans, Iraq and Sudan and serving as executive director of the Hamilton/Baker Iraq Study Group.

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