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Cuba Exchanges Explored at April 22 PDAA Lunch Program

Havana rooftop, January 2013. (A. Kotok)

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A panel of experts and recent visitors discussed the role of private exchanges in maintaining contacts between the U.S. and Cuba, and whether private exchanges could help pave the way to an eventual normalization of relations between the two countries, at a special Public Diplomacy Alumni Association luncheon meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the DACOR-Bacon House in Washington, D.C.

The panel included:

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First Monday Forum to Discuss Young African Leaders Program

Joyce Warner (IREX.org)

The next next Public Diplomacy Council/USC First Monday lunch forum takes place on Monday, 7 April at 12:00 pm, where Joyce Warner will tell about the U.S. Young African Leaders Initiative. Warner is Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff of IREX, an international not-for-profit organization working with local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a modern society.

IREX is helping implement the Washington Fellowship of the Young African […]

Message to All PD Officers: “You Are Not Alone!”

(Ilya Schurov/Flickr)

Jonathan Henick is a Senior Foreign Service Officer currently serving as Public Diplomacy Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communications (IPDGC) at George Washington University. Henick is also a 2008 recipient of PDAA’s Public Diplomacy Achievement Awards.

The Roman philosopher Seneca once said, “By teaching, we learn.” Despite having already worked for over 20 years as a Foreign Service Officer and public diplomacy practitioner, my […]

P.J. Crowley Discusses State of U.S. Public Diplomacy at April 16 PDAA/AFSA Forum

In a program co-sponsored by the American Foreign Service Association and the Public Diplomacy Alumni Association, former State Department spokesman Philip J. (P.J.) Crowley discussed what he has calls the “U.S. Public Diplomacy Deficit” on Wednesday, April 16 at 2:00 pm, at AFSA headquarters, 2101 E Street, N.W. (Metro: Foggy Bottom/GWU).

P.J. Crowley is a Professor of Practice and a Fellow at the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication at The George Washington […]

Briefing on Trends in U.S.-Sponsored Broadcasting

(Voice of America)

PDAA, together with Syracuse University’s Maxwell in Washington Public Diplomacy Program held a briefing on new trends in U.S.-sponsored broadcasting, Wednesday, March 12, 11:30 am to 1:00 p.m. Senior officials of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) discussed recent initiatives by the VOA and other U.S. broadcasting entities, including the increasing use of social media to reach audiences around the globe.

The event was held at the IBB/VOA headquarters building, 301 C […]