any of the ways in which a country or organization such as the United Nations communicates with citizens in other societies, as opposed to diplomacy carried out between national governments
Arranging student exchange programs, hosting seminars, and meeting with foreign business and academic leaders are all considered public diplomacy.
One of its recommendations is to identify “beneficial clients” of public diplomacy including “educational organizations.”
Previously, Ambassador Hughes served President George W. Bush as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs.
There is no reason to bring up the past when it comes to a campaign of public diplomacy of this kind.