U.S. in the World - Talking Global Issues with Americans: A Practical Guide
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Whether you're a regular user of U.S. in the World or someone who follows global issues closely, you know that there's much more information out there than can be packed into a publication or a pdf – and that some of it changes frequently.   The guide’s recommendations are designed to have a long shelf life, and you can find links to sources for specific facts and figures in the guide by clicking here.

 

For the bigger challenge of keeping current with policy issues, communications research, and political debate, start with the resources below, divided into the same issue areas as the Guide itself.   Many of these resources were consulted in the course of creating the guide:

 

KEEP CURRENT ON FOREIGN POLICY & GLOBAL ISSUES

 

America's Role (Tab 3)
International Cooperation (Tab 4)
Terrorism, Spread of Weapons (Tab 5)
Development, Poverty, Nation Building, Trade (Tab 6)
Energy, Global Warming (Tab 7)
More Issues

 

 

KEEP CURRENT ON PUBLIC OPINION & COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH

There is a lot that experts on communications, messaging, and public opinion agree on—and much that they don’t. Though a great deal of research data are available on public attitudes about international affairs and ways to advance particular arguments, the science of crafting communications and messaging recommendations is inexact. We hope that you will connect with others who share similar interests and goals—challenging your communications choices, talking about them with others, and continuing to track research. Learn about resources to help you track public opinion and communications research.

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY RESOURCES

The print edition of the guide focuses on communications challenges involved in choosing words .  A short list of recommended supplementary resources can help you with other important communications and outreach challenges, from how to write a press release to publicizing a local debate.


 

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U.S. in the World has developed a core curriculum for communications trainings to sharpen skills on talking about foreign policy and global issues, along with a set of recommendations for shaping constructive dialogues for groups exploring consensus on mutually reinforcing messages and communications. Flexible in design, the materials are meant to be adapted for a variety of settings and participants' needs. U.S. in the World will also sponsor a series of "train the trainer" events in 2004-2005.

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