Last year, David Firestein visited the University of Southern California's Center for Public Diplomacy and as "12 Tough Questions about Public Diplomacy." David, the senior advisor to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, intentionally wears the mantle of provocateur. The questions are grouped into four clusters: 1) examining the "Do they hate us?" question, 2) what is the nature of the current public diplomacy challenge facing the United States, 3) is public diplomacy a form of branding, and 4) thoughts on fixing public diplomacy from the inside-out.
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