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New Book on Nontraditional PD Launched at January Forum

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(Public Diplomacy Council)

(24 December 2016) The next Monday lunch forum program will examine Nontraditional U.S. Public Diplomacy: Past, Present, and Future, a new book published by Public Diplomacy Council. The event takes place on Monday, 9 January 2017 at American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) in Washington, D.C.

According to its publisher, the book showcases key innovations and lessons in U.S. diplomacy since World War I. It delivers to practitioners, analysts, students, and others compelling engagement strategies and primary research for shaping and communicating policy among increasingly diverse, collaborative, and powerful publics. Eleven authors representing a variety of public diplomacy specialties, geographies, and sectors offer timely insights for new and seasoned readers of global relations.

A panel of public diplomacy practitioners and observers will discuss the book’s historical and forward-leaning insights for the new and continuing actors in U.S. diplomacy’s expanding public dimension:

Dr. Rob Albro, Vice President of Public Diplomacy Council, and contributing author to Nontraditional U.S. Public Diplomacy: Past, Present, and Future

Ambassador Cynthia Efird, retired Foreign Service Officer, former Ambassador to the Republic of Angola, and current president of PDAA – an association of public diplomacy professionals

Dr. Debbie Trent, public diplomacy and international development analyst, and editor of Nontraditional U.S. Public Diplomacy: Past, Present, and Future

Dan Whitman, Moderator and assistant professor of foreign policy at the Washington Semester Program, with the School of Professional and Extended Studies at American University

Monday forums are a joint project of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, and Public Diplomacy Council. The event takes place on Monday, 9 January 2017, and begins at 12:00 pm at AFSA headquarters, 2101 E Street NW, Washington DC (Foggy Bottom metro). Sandwiches and refreshments will be served.

The event is free, but advance registrations by e-mail are required: FirstMondayForum.RSVP@gmail.com.

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