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Awardee News: Sharon Hudson-Dean Writing for USC Blog

2012 achievement award winner and U.S. Embassy Harare Public Affairs Counselor Sharon Hudson-Dean in 2011 speaking to 400 high school girls about Women’s History Month

Sharon Hudson-Dean, a 2012 Public Diplomacy Achievement Award winner, is now a regular contributor to the Center for Public Diplomacy (CPD) blog, published by University of Southern California. Her most recent story, posted on 14 February, describes the value of expert language skills in public diplomacy, written while learning […]

Senate Confirms Stengel as Public Diplomacy Undersecretary

11 February 2014. The U.S. Senate confirmed Richard Allan Stengel as Undersecretary of State for public diplomacy and public affairs. Stengel was managing editor of Time magazine and CEO of the National Constitution Center. According to the Washington Post, Stengel was senior adviser and chief speechwriter for former senator Bill Bradley’s 2000 presidential campaign.

 

John Zogby Discusses Strategies to Engage Millenials at PDAA, AFSA Forum [UPDATED]

UPDATE 2: A little snow won’t stop us. The forum with John Zogby is still on for Tuesday, March 4.

UPDATE 1: New date and time for the event.

Pollster and political analyst John Zogby will examine attitudes of young Americans and offer ideas about harnessing their talents for global engagement at a discussion forum sponsored by PDAA and American Foreign Service Association (AFSA). The forum takes place on Tuesday, March 4, at […]

New Book Tells About Life in Cold War Public Diplomacy

(fmabbattdiplomat.com)

Frederick (Tony) Mabbatt, a retired Foreign Service Officer, published a new book describing his and his family’s experiences during Mabbatt’s career in diplomacy. On the Front Lines of the Cold War is a first-person narrative telling of Mabbatt’s work in Sudan, Jordan, Brazil, Tanzania, Indonesia, and the Netherlands. According to the book notes, “His job was to conduct public affairs programs designed to present America’s side of the story and to persuade audiences […]