Public diplomacy


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.
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