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Amr, Hady

Works: 7 works in 9 publications in 1 language and 22 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Hady Amr
The need to communicate : how to improve U.S. public diplomacy with the Islamic world by Hady Amr( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Brookings Project on U.S. Policy Towards the Islamic World is designed to respond to some of the most difficult challenges that the United States will face in the coming years, most particularly how to prosecute the continuing war on global terrorism while still promoting positive relations with Muslim states and communities. A key part of the Project is the production of Analysis Papers that investigate critical issues in American policy towards the Islamic world. A special focus of this series is on exploring long-term trends that confront U.S. policy-makers and the possible strategies and options they could adopt. A central challenge that America faces in its relations with the Islamic world is that of public diplomacy. While U.S. power is at its greatest historic heights, global esteem for the United States is at its depths. Polling has found anti-American sentiment to be particularly strong in Muslim countries and communities across the world, while the continuing violence in the Middle East has only further hardened attitudes. Thus, rather than being viewed as a victim of terrorism, the United States has become widely perceived as arrogant and anti-Muslim. Perhaps most illustrative is that what the United States calls a "war on terrorism" is broadly interpreted as a "war on Islam" by the world's Muslims. This credibility gap is worrisome not just in itself, but also because it presents real complications for the success of our foreign policies, ranging from seeking cooperation in the pursuit of terrorists to supporting the expansion of democracy. Whether America is able to reverse this trend and better convey its policies and values abroad could be a critical determinant in winning the war on terrorism. As such, we are pleased to present "The Need to Communicate: How to Improve U.S. Public Diplomacy with the Islamic World." An astute observer of regional trends, as well as an experienced professional in the field of communications, Hady Amr uses his first-hand knowledge to shed new light on this critical issue. We appreciate his contribution to the Project's work and certainly are proud to share his analysis with the wider public."--Page iii
Displacement in the Muslim world : a focus on Afghanistan and Iraq( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2007 U.S.-Islamic World Forum : Doha, Qatar, February 17-19, 2007 by U.S.-Islamic World Forum( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging the muslim world : a communication strategy to win the war of ideas by Hady Amr( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In the same light as slavery" : building a global antiterrorist consensus( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

". . . to make clear that all acts of terrorism are illegitimate so that terrorism will be viewed in the same light as slavery, piracy, or genocide: behavior that no respectable government can condone or support and all must oppose." ... National Security Strategy of the United States, 2002. It did not take long after 9/11 for the American government and public to realize that a critical obstacle to combating terrorism effectively was the surprising willingness of people in many parts of the world to excuse or, worse yet, applaud terrorist acts, depending on the cause in whose name they were committed. Notwithstanding the enormity of the attacks on New York and Washington and the wave of sympathy for the United States expressed in most quarters in the immediate aftermath, simply reaching international agreement on the meaning of terrorism proved impossible once someone intoned the mantra that "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter." To overcome the attitudes that generated support for terrorism among key elements of the world's population, the Bush administration concluded that it would be necessary to build a global antiterrorism consensus. Working from the grassroots up, the United States would persuade people that the intentional use of violence against noncombatants for political ends was evil in itself regardless of the merits of the cause to which terrorism was used. The administration's recognition of the need to undertake such an effort found its most memorable public expression in the words quoted in the epigraph above
2008 U.S.-Islamic World Forum : Doha, Qatar, February 16-18, 2008 by U.S.-Islamic World Forum( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opportunity of the Obama era : can civil society help bridge divides between the United States and a diverse Muslim world? by Hady Amr( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of 9/11, civil society, particularly in the United States, but also in the Muslim world, substantially expanded initiatives to bridge their divide. Tens of millions, if not a few hundred million dollars, were spent by U.S. civil society from 9/11 through the end of the Bush era. And tens of thousands of Americans have made contact in video conferences, exchanges, and other endeavors, many of them senior policy analysts. But what has been the impact of all this effort, and all these millions spent? Polling data shows that relations have gotten worse and not better. This is clearly not the fault of these initiatives, but has there at least has been improved understanding among the civil society participants themselves? This paper assesses the effectiveness of the abovementioned initiatives through a systematized, survey-based examination of a cross-cutting sample of two dozen such initiatives. The effort to systematically survey and evaluate these projects in this way is the innovative contribution of this paper. Based on this analysis, the paper provides a set of best practices and recommendations for implementers and funders so that in the future, projects can be constructed more effectively. Because the foundational notion of these initiatives is to redress the gap in how civil society in the United States and the Muslim world view one other, the paper examines, through detailed polling, how Americans and citizens of the Muslim world perceive the nuanced nature of their relationship. Building support within civil society across the U.S.-Muslim world divide is valuable to both communities in that it can strengthen international security through mutual understanding, and open communication channels that can be used to solve shared challenges -- p.1
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