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Jazz in Public Diplomacy Explored in First Monday Forum

Jimmy Owens (Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola)

(26 March 2016) Trumpeter Jimmy Owens will join a panel of jazz aficionados and cultural experts to examine the role played by this American art form in public diplomacy. The discussion takes place at the next First Monday Forum on 4 April 2016, at American Foreign Service Association in Washington, D.C.

Joining Owens on the panel are:

Sunny Sumter, executive director of the DC Jazz Festival Willard Jenkins, […]

PDAA Annual Awards Program: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Attiatal Nasar, left, receiving 2016 public diplomacy achievement award for Tanya Brothen from Amb. Greta Morris

(19 March 2016) This year, the annual PDAA social event and awards program was a champagne brunch. The program offered our members, their spouses and guests the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and expand their networks with new acquaintances. The event highlighted the annual PDAA awards recognizing public diplomacy achievements.

The program was […]

April 11 PDAA Lunch Features Experts on Historic Paris Climate Change Accord

Sarah Ladislaw, at PDAA’s 11 April 2016 lunch program on the climate change accord. (A. Kotok)

(16 March 2016, updated 12 April 2016) In celebration of Earth Day 2016, PDAA hosted a discussion with two experts on the agreement reached by nearly 200 nations at the historic December 2015 Paris summit that will commit nearly every nation to lowering plant-warming greenhouse gases. The discussion took place at the DACOR-Bacon House, 1801 F Street NW […]