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The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft

You are cordially invited to a book lecture with

Caitlin E. Schindler
Research Professor at the Institute of World Politics

for her new book

The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft: Uncovering a Forgotten Tradition 

Monday, October 23th
5:00-6:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.



Caitlin Schindler


About the book:

This book examines historic examples of US public diplomacy in order to understand how past uses and techniques of foreign public engagement evolved into modern public diplomacy as a tool of American statecraft. The study explores six historic cases where the United States’ government or private American citizens actively engaged with foreign publics, starting with the American Revolution in 1776 through the passage of the Smith-Mundt Bill of 1948. Each case looks specifically at the role foreign public engagement plays in American statecraft, while also identifying trends in American foreign public engagement and making connections between past practice of foreign public engagement and public diplomacy, and analyzing how trends and past practice or experience influenced modern American public diplomacy.

About the author: 

Caitlin E. Schindler obtained a Master of Arts in Strategic Intelligence from The Institute of World Politics in 2010.  While studying at IWP, Caitlin worked as a technical writer and executive officer, for a U.S. Defense Contractor supporting various government customers, mainly in counterterrorism policy and operations.  In 2015, Caitlin completed her PhD at the University of Leeds in the UK under the supervision of Nicholas Cull (University of Southern California).  Dr. Schindler’s research focuses on the role of intelligence and national techniques of strategic communication to include propaganda, public diplomacy, and political warfare in national statecraft.  Caitlin is currently employed by Leidos and is a Research Professor at The Institute of World Politics.


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ISBN-13: 978-3319572789
ISBN-10: 3319572784

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