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Hear About Popular Culture and Public Diplomacy at Next First Monday Forum

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The next Public Diplomacy Council/USC First Monday lunch forum takes place on Monday, 5 May at 12:00 pm, featuring Martha Bayles discussing popular culture and public diplomacy. Bayles is author of the book Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad (Yale University Press, 2014).

A frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications, Bayles is a lecturer at Boston College and previously taught at Claremont […]

PDAA Annual Awards Dinner on May 4 Features Family Style Italian Cuisine

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Updated: 6 May 2014

The annual PDAA dinner offers our members, their spouses, and guests the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and expand their networks with new acquaintances while dining on Italian fare. The event highlights the PDAA awards recognizing public diplomacy achievements.

This year’s dinner was held at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, (tel. 202-966-5500) across from Mazza Gallerie in Friendship Heights/Chevy Chase on the DC/Bethesda […]

“Talking with the Enemy” Focus of 2014 Santa Fe Symposium

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This year’s Santa Fe World Affairs Forum Symposium explores “Talking with the Enemy: Cultivating Friends, Diplomacy Revisited,” April 28 and 29 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event is co-sponsored by American Foreign Service Association and St. John’s College, and supported by a number of partner organizations, including Public Diplomacy Alumni Association.

The program begins at 1:45 pm on Monday, April 28 and features Thomas E McNamara, former U.S. Ambassador to Colombia and […]