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USC to Hold Forum on Public Diplomacy Leadership

U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP.gov)

28 September 2015. University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy is holding a forum on global leadership in public diplomacy, on Wednesday, 14 October, at 8:30 am. The event takes place at U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.

The forum features a conversation with Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. The program is expected to include panels on:

Advancing international advocacy […]

Commission 2015 Report Highlights PD Successes, Shortcomings

(State.gov)

27 September 2015. The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, an independent panel that reviews U.S. public diplomacy strategy and activities, notes an improvement in the conduct of public diplomacy and international broadcasting since its last report in December 2014, but still highlights the need for better structures and processes to support these activities. A summary and full text (PDF) are available for download from the commission’s Web site.

Most of the document […]

Forum to Examine Democratic Transitions

Democratic Transitions. Edited by Sergio Bitar and Abraham F. Lowenthal. (Johns Hopkins University Press)

27 September 2015. The next First Monday forum examines the experiences of several nations in their transition to democracy, on Monday 5 October at American Foreign Service Association headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The featured speaker is Abe Lowenthal, professor of international relations at University of Southern California. Dr. Lowenthal plans to discuss interviews he held with leaders in Brazil, Chile, […]

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, […]

Panel to Discuss U.S. Public Diplomacy in Spain

(Palgrave Macmillan)

5 September 2015. The role of public diplomacy in Spain during the Cold War and its contributions to building democracy is the topic of a new book and discussion at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University on Monday, 14 September at 4:30 pm. Francisco J. Rodriguez Jimenez, editor of the new book, US Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain: Selling Democracy? will lead the discussion.

The book looks […]

GWU Symposium Explores Exchanges with Cuba

(A. Kotok)

5 September 2015. George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs is hosting a symposium to discuss how the new U.S. approach on Cuba can promote more educational and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. The program, conducted with Sister Cities International and the U.S. Department of State, is held on Wednesday, 9 September, from 8:30 am to 12 noon, on the GWU campus.

The event expects to provide practical information […]