U.S. Foreign Affairs in the New Information Age:

Charting a Course for the 21st Century

By Alvin A. Snyder
Senior Fellow

Contents

Preface
Introduction
Part One: Adapting Public Diplomacy to a Changing Global Community
Part Two: Is the Domestic Dissemination Media Ban Obsolete?
Conclusion
Colloquium Panelists
Endnotes

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alvin A. Snyder is a Senior Fellow of The Annenberg Washington Program. He served as White House Special Assistant to President Richard Nixon and held senior executive news positions for almost two decades with CBS and NBC in New York and Chicago. Snyder also was a high-ranking communications official in the Ford and Reagan administrations. In 1982, he was appointed Director of Worldwide Television and Film Services for the U.S. Information Agency, where he supervised the establishment of the WORLDNET satellite system, now the largest global interactive television network, linking some 300 embassies and posts overseas with international TV stations and cable networks in more than 130 countries on six continents. Snyder received eleven television Emmys, five Associated Press awards, two International Film Festival awards, and a Grammy as a co-producer of the classic two-volume Columbia Records album, "Edward R. Murrow: A Reporter Remembers." He has written commentaries for The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Scripps-Howard News Service, the Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Journal of Commerce, and other publications. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Miami, which he attended on full tuition scholarships from the Storer Broadcasting Company and the H.V. Kaltenborn Foundation. He was named the university's Most Distinguished Alumnus in 1986.

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