Earlier this afternoon, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs James K. Glassman hosted a conference call for bloggers. During the call, Under Secretary Glassman highlighted public diplomacy initiatives that utilize new media and spoke about how the United States is engaging in "blogging diplomacy." Of particular note, Glassman recounted how the U.S. Digital Outreach Team participated in an online exchange with Ali Akbar Javanfekr, the Iranian president's media adviser, on Javanfekr's blog. The entire transcript of the blog was published in Iran on August 27, 2008.
Following his opening comments, Glassman responded to questions posed by foreign affairs bloggers. DipNote's editors are confident that it is a conversation our readers will find interesting. You may listen to the conversation or read the transcript.