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Local and Foreign Relations in a Digital World

Lecture Outline: 

A Global Community?

From high-level formal diplomacy to people-to-people diplomacy

early efforts: John F. Kennedy's Peace Corps (founded 1961)

contrast this to digitally-enabled people-to-people interactions today

idealist.org

soundcloud.com

the model for today's people-to-people global intereactions is peer-to-peer sharing

Hillary Clinton's Statecraft in the 21st Century

claims that technology and innovation have changed the conditions for it

Clinton principles for statecraft today:

human right of free speech within the ditial world

open markets fo digital goods and services

freedom to connect -- ensuring access for all

Key to promoting all of this is the civil sector

Intl NGOS are essential building blocks of the global community

they pre-date digital infrastrcuture, although they use it today

Along with global media, they contribute to global consciousness

extend affactive attachment beyond national attachments

these NGOS claim to be apolitical -- do not work for any state

but in some cases, willing to defy the auhthority of many states

cyber-realists vs. cyber optimists

Lectures:

Producing Local Knowledge in a Digital Global Age

A Global Community?

 

READINGS:  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANY OF THESE READINGS.  I HAVE LEFT THEM POSTED FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE INTERESETED AND WOULD LIKET TO LOOK AT THEM.  BUT THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED.

 ASSIGNMENT: 

icklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, A Future Perfect:  The Challenge and Promise of Globalization, ch. 6, "The Five Myths of Globalizataion," pp. 97-118; and ch. 14, "The Enemies Gather," 267-288. A Future Perfect

Matthew M. Aid, The CIA's New Black Bag Is Digital, Foreign Policy, July 17, 2013

 

Craig Whitlock and Barton Gellman, To hunt Osama bin Laden, satellites watched over Abbottabad, Pakistan, and Navy SEALs,” The Washington Post, 29 August 2013. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/to-hunt-osama-bin-laden-satellites-watched-over-abbottabad-pakistan-and-navy-seals/2013/08/29/8d32c1d6-10d5-11e3-b4cb-fd7ce041d814_story.html?wpisrc=al_national

 

Barton Gellman and Ellen Nakashima, “U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, documents show,” The Washington Post, 30 August 2013.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-spy-agencies-mounted-231-offensive-cyber-operations-in-2011-documents-show/2013/08/30/d090a6ae-119e-11e3-b4cb-fd7ce041d814_story.html

 

Daniel W. Drezner, Henry Farrell. “Web of Influence,” Foreign Policy
Web of influence  [NOTE:  This PDF is downloading correctly]

21st Century Stagecraft 21st Century Stagecraft

"Digital Diplomacy," Jesse Lichtenstein Digital Diplomacy

 

Assignment:  "Senses of Place" Exercise 

 

READINGS

John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, A Future Perfect:  The Challenge and Promise of Globalization, ch. 6, "The Five Myths of Globalizataion," pp. 97-118; and ch. 14, "The Enemies Gather," 267-288. A Future Perfect

Matthew M. Aid, The CIA's New Black Bag Is Digital, Foreign Policy, July 17, 2013

 

Craig Whitlock and Barton Gellman, “To hunt Osama bin Laden, satellites watched over Abbottabad, Pakistan, and Navy SEALs,” The Washington Post, 29 August 2013. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/to-hunt-osama-bin-laden-satellites-watched-over-abbottabad-pakistan-and-navy-seals/2013/08/29/8d32c1d6-10d5-11e3-b4cb-fd7ce041d814_story.html?wpisrc=al_national

 

Barton Gellman and Ellen Nakashima, “U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, documents show,” The Washington Post, 30 August 2013.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-spy-agencies-mounted-231-offensive-cyber-operations-in-2011-documents-show/2013/08/30/d090a6ae-119e-11e3-b4cb-fd7ce041d814_story.html

 

Daniel W. Drezner, Henry Farrell. “Web of Influence,” Foreign Policy
Web of influence  [NOTE:  This PDF is downloading correctly]

21st Century Stagecraft 21st Century Stagecraft

"Digital Diplomacy," Jesse Lichtenstein Digital Diplomacy

 

Assignment:  "Senses of Place" Exercise