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Santa Fe Forum Explores Human Migration Crisis

(Santa Fe World Affairs Forum)

(2 April 2016) A day does not pass without reports of unprecedented flows of people who have abandoned their homes in hope of better lives in other countries. The most visible movements today are of people from war-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan struggling to Turkey and Greece in order to reach European nations where jobs are more plentiful and economies stronger. Elsewhere, Africans, Latin Americans, Southeast Asians and islanders […]

PDAA Annual Awards Program: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Attiatal Nasar, left, receiving 2016 public diplomacy achievement award for Tanya Brothen from Amb. Greta Morris

(19 March 2016) This year, the annual PDAA social event and awards program was a champagne brunch. The program offered our members, their spouses and guests the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and expand their networks with new acquaintances. The event highlighted the annual PDAA awards recognizing public diplomacy achievements.

The program was […]

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, […]