Seib on WBEZ – Alhurra

Faculty Fellow Phil Seib was interviewed with WBEZ on the 2008 report on Alhurra, the Arab news channel and how their reporting has effected the efforts of the Arab Spring in the MIddle East. [LISTEN]…

The New Arab World Requires New Public Diplomacy

This article was written by CCLP Faculty Fellow Phil Seib. DOHA — My conversation with two North African friends ranged widely, from the role of satellite television in the Arab world to the prospects for electoral reform in the region. Then we came to how other nations would deal with the new dynamics of Arab politics. One of my friends said, "In the past, diplomacy has been with the leaders, but now it must be with the people." In other words, public diplomacy will now be of unprecedented importance for governments, such as that of the United States, that want…

Seib mentioned in Arab Media & Society

Phil Seib, Faculty Fellow, was cited in an article on Arab Media & Society entitled Alternate Viewpoints: Counter-hegemony in the Transnational Age. Seib argues that Al Jazeera's success signals "an end to the near monopoly in global news that American and other Western media had long enjoyed"….

Seib lecture at Georgetown

Philip Seib, of the Director of the Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California and Faculty Fellow, delivered a lecture entitled "New Media and Public Diplomacy in the Arab World." This event was part of the Information Evolution in the Arab World symposium. The symposium was sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University….