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April 11 PDAA Lunch Features Experts on Historic Paris Climate Change Accord

Sarah Ladislaw, at PDAA’s 11 April 2016 lunch program on the climate change accord. (A. Kotok)

(16 March 2016, updated 12 April 2016) In celebration of Earth Day 2016, PDAA hosted a discussion with two experts on the agreement reached by nearly 200 nations at the historic December 2015 Paris summit that will commit nearly every nation to lowering plant-warming greenhouse gases. The discussion took place at the DACOR-Bacon House, 1801 F Street NW […]

Mike McCurry Highlights Foreign Policy in 2016 Election

Mike McCurry, at the February 18, 2016 PDAA lunch, describes the polarization of the American electorate. (A. Kotok)

(Updated 20 February 2016) PDAA’s February 18, 2016 lunch program featured veteran political strategist and former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry who described the role of foreign policy in the 2016 presidential elections, and the state of presidential politics overall. PDAA’s luncheon program came less than two weeks before Super Tuesday with primaries scheduled in […]

November 16 PDAA Luncheon Speakers Analyze Thaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Gonzalo Gallegos, at lectern, with Michael Shifter, seated left, and moderator Mike Anderson, at the November 16, 2015 PDAA lunch program. (A. Kotok)

Updated 21 November 2015. The Monday, November 16 PDAA luncheon program focused on the foreign policy implications of the recent, historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations.

In a program called “The Changing U.S.-Cuba Relationship and Its Implications for U.S. Diplomacy in Latin America, ” a prominent American expert on U.S. policy towards […]

China Cultural Diplomacy Focus of PDAA, Confucius Institute Program

Updated 19 December 2015, new photos. The Confucius Institute and China’s Cultural Diplomacy was the topic of a luncheon program on Thursday, October 22, 2015, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, at the Textile Museum on the George Washington University campus. The event was sponsored by PDAA, an Association of Public Diplomacy Professionals and The Confucius Institute of the George Washington University.

The program featured remarks by Frances Taoran Sun, Managing Director, Confucius Institute of GWU, […]

September 21 PDAA Panel Analyzes PD Audiences and Outreach Challenges

Roxanne Cabral

Updated 27 September 2015. PDAA kicked off its 2015-2016 program year by hosting a panel of current senior PD policymakers who discussed the key audiences for PD material and services and whether today’s PD tools are effective in reaching and influencing these audiences.

Entitled “Defining Public Diplomacy’s Audiences to Meet 21st Century Challenges,” the luncheon program took place on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the DACOR-Bacon House, 1801 F Street NW, Washington, […]

Santa Fe World Forum Examines Implications of Climate Change

(JuliusR, Wikimedia Commons)

26 March 2015. The Santa Fe World Affairs Forum investigates climate change at its annual symposium on April 21 and 22 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event is co-sponsored by St. John’s College and supported by a number of partner organizations, including Public Diplomacy Alumni Association.

“A Climate of Change: the Global Imperative” examines the evidence of a warming planet and its implications for the world’s population, including loggers in […]