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Book event: Strategic Communication: Origins, Concepts, and Current Debates

Tue, May 24, 2011, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

You are cordially invited to a book lecture

with author
Christopher Paul, Ph.D.

for the book
Strategic Communication: Origins, Concepts, and Current Debates

Tuesday, May 24
4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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This event is organized by IWP’s Center for Culture and Security.

Strategic Communication: Origins, Concepts, and Current Debates, a volume in the Contemporary Military, Strategic, and Security Issues series, presents a concise introduction to the evolution, key concepts, discourse, and future options for improved strategic communication in today’s U.S. government.

Strategic communication, the focus of much heated debate over the last few years, is widely decried as an area in which the U.S. government must improve. Unhappily, while the need to harness more effectively our capabilities to compete in the struggle for minds and hearts is clear, it is not clear exactly how do to so.

Strategic Communication is a groundbreaking study, the first book explicitly focused on strategic communication as it is currently used and discussed in the U.S. government. Written specifically for those who are new to strategic communication, this incisive book clarifies the definitional debate, explores the history of the term and its practice, and embraces a broad, practical definition.

But that is only the beginning. Moving to the realities of the issue, author Christopher Paul reviews dozens of government reports on strategic communication and public diplomacy released since 2000, examining specific proposals related to improving strategic communication in the U.S. government and explaining the disagreements. Most important, he offers consensus and clarity for the way ahead, discussing how disparate elements of the government can be coordinated to master-and win-the “war of ideas” through fully integrated and synchronized communications and actions.

Please click here to purchase this book on Amazon.