The Foundation for International Understanding: Encouraging Innovation in Public Diplomacy
In the wake of the events of September 11, 2001, then-Council Chairman Peter G. Peterson led an Independent Task Force to explore the potential of public diplomacy to reach the "hearts and minds" of enemies and allies alike. The Task Force recommended the creation of a private-public partnership that would integrate the entrepreneurial spirit of the private sector with government resources to facilitate new approaches to public diplomacy. This recommendation provided the framework for the Foundation for International Understanding (FIU), a grant-making organization that aims to make cutting-edge public diplomacy projects possible. Please join our panelists as they present their vision for the FIU as it transitions from concept to reality.
Speaking at CFR, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns, discusses America's strategic opportunities with India, including the U.S.-India nuclear deal and India's role as a key player in South Asia.
Listen to experts discuss the creation of the Foundation for International Understanding, a grant-making organization that aims to make cutting-edge public diplomacy projects possible.
This weekend, President Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit India twice and the first to be a guest for India's Republic Day. The upcoming meeting comes only four months after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to the White House. Alyssa Ayres, CFR senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, discussed what to expect from the president's visit.