ERIC Number: ED460891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
U.S. Information Policy and Cultural Diplomacy. Headline Series No. 308.
This booklet examines U.S. involvement with cultural diplomacy, emphasizing exchanges of persons and ideas that have lasting effects on relatively small numbers of people and information programs using the mass media to influence large numbers of people. Whereas the cultural exchange programs are internationalist in nature, promoting mutual and long term understanding between peoples, the information programs are in the nationalist tradition and are largely one way in direction and more political in thrust. Chapters include: (1) "Origins of U.S. Cultural and Informational Programs"; (2) "The Cold-War Struggle for the Minds of Men"; (3) "Conflicts and Conundrums"; and (4) "The Case for Cultural and Informational Programs." A set of discussion questions for classroom use and a 23-item reading list are included. (EH)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Global Education, International Programs, International Relations, International Studies, Mass Media, Nationalism, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Foreign Policy Association Inc., c/o CUP Services, P.O. Box 6525, Ithaca, NY 14851 ($5.95). Tel: 800-477-5836 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY.
Note: Published four times per year. A complete list of Headline Series titles (with ERIC Accession numbers, if any) is appended.