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Public Diplomacy as a Global Phenomenon: The Baltic States

The next University of Southern California/Public Diplomacy Council “First Monday” sandwich lunch forum, takes place on Monday 2 December, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, with the theme: Public Diplomacy as a Global Phenomenon: The Baltic States. Representatives of the embassies of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania will speak about their country’s public diplomacy and how it is implemented in the United States.

The event is held at American Foreign Service Association, 2101 E Street NW, in Washington […]

New Book Explores Edward R. Murrow’s Kennedy Years

Nancy Snow (nancysnow.com)

Nancy Snow, a scholar of public diplomacy, published earlier this month Truth is the Best Propaganda: Edward R. Murrow’s Speeches in the Kennedy Years, a compilation and analysis of Murrow’s speeches while serving as U.S. Information Agency director during the presidency of John F. Kennedy. The publisher, Miniver Press, says ” No book yet exists on that Murrow, the good propagandist, who sought to tell America’s story to the world not […]

International Visitors Meeting Set for January-February 2014

National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) will hold its next national meeting January 29 to February 1, 2014 in Washington, D.C. at the Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW. NCIV says its national meeting is a forum for developing skills, identifying key trends, and sharing best practices in international exchange and nonprofit management.

This year’s theme for the meeting is Global Ties: Integrate, Innovate, Impact. The program expects to have training sessions in:

Nonprofit capacity […]

IIE: Foreign Students in U.S., American Students Abroad Both Increase

(Institute of International Education)

In its annual report on university student exchanges, Institute of International Education (IIE) says the numbers of students from overseas studying in the U.S. increased by seven percent in the 2012-2013 academic year, while the number of American students going overseas to study increased by three percent. IIE’s Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange says more than 819,000 students from overseas enrolled in campuses in the U.S., a record […]

Awardee News: Tom Cooney Recognized for Policy Advisor Contributions

Tom Cooney was recently selected as the State Department Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) of the Year for 2013 for his work as the top foreign policy advisor to the Commander of U.S. Army, Pacific. POLADs are foreign service officers detailed to U.S. military commanders around the world as their primary source of foreign policy advice.

Cooney was selected by the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs for this award in recognition of his advice and counsel provided […]

Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy Meeting Set for 2 December [Updated]

Update, 20 December 2013. Minutes and transcript of the meeting are available on the commission’s Web page.

The first quarterly meeting of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy since its reinstatement is scheduled for Monday, 2 December 2013 in in Washington, DC at the Capitol Visitor’s Center, Room SVC203-02. The topic of the meeting is “The State of Public Diplomacy,” and will include a review of the audits and scholarly research conducted on public […]