Game on? Public Diplomacy of the Olympic Bid

The Olympic rings in Budapest, one of several cities to abort its Olympic bid–Photo by Jose Manuel Garcia By Aaron Beacom On November 29, 2015, following a referendum in which citizens of Hamburg, Germany, registered their opposition to hosting the 2024 Olympic...

101 for Amman

Sunrise over Amman reveals a mix of old and new architecture—Photo by Andrew Moore, Flickr Creative Commons. By Maria Lattouf Abou Atmi In 2013, Nabeel Abu-Ata ran for mayor of Amman—a position that is appointed rather than elected. This act, along with his larger 101...

Positioning Brisbane as a New World City

Photo by Andrew Sutherland, Flickr Creative Commons By Matthew L. Essex John Aitken is the former CEO of Brisbane marketing—Brisbane’s economic development board. Public Diplomacy Magazine Staff Editor Matthew Essex interviewed Aitken over e-mail to discuss Brisbane’s...

Branding Vilnius

By Darius Udrys Vilnius is a charming, not-so-small European capital (population: c. 680,000) with a burgeoning tech economy and a UNESCO-listed Old Town nestled among the green fields and woodlands of Lithuania. As I sometimes like to joke when returning from points...