(Update: 13 March 2017) PDAA will celebrate its 20th anniversary of honoring excellence in public diplomacy at its 2017 award ceremony and brunch to be held May 7, 2017.
In all but five years since 1993, PDAA has honored professionals in government agencies and non-government organizations working in more than 50 countries and in the United States whose work makes a difference in projecting American policies, ideas, and culture to the rest of the world.
The 2016 winners included Foreign Service officers and nationals serving in Kabul, Novi Sad, Ouagadougou and Tunis. Nominations for the 2017 recipients are being vetted as of this publication.
The program will allow attendees the chance to hear from the 2017 winners or their representatives about the public diplomacy challenges they confronted and their innovative responses.
The event will be held at Maggiano’s Little Italy located at 5333 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., across from Mazza Galleria in Friendship Heights/Chevy Chase and easily reached by public transportation or car. The doors open at noon with the buffet beginning at 12:30 followed by presentation of the awards.
The event is also a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends and colleagues, and expand networks with new acquaintances.
The cost for the brunch this year is $40.00, which includes an expanded selection of items including:
- Smoked salmon
- French toast
- Italian sausage
- Spinach and tomato frittata
- Yogurt parfaits with assorted fruit
- Potatoes with roasted peppers and onions
- Assorted muffins and croissants
- Zucchini bread and coffee cake
Coffee, tea, and fruit juices also are included but cocktails, wine and beer are extra. A cash bar will be open from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. The event will be held on the second floor of the restaurant.
The deadline for reserving your place is Monday, May 1, but we would appreciate your early action.
Also, please consider sending in a donation that helps PDAA continue to offer quality awards in future years to our public diplomacy colleagues.
By car: 5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. There is nearby street and garage parking.
Public transportation: Just one block from the Friendship Heights Metro station on the Red Line.
Tickets to the event are $40.00. Reservations can be made by clicking on the Add to Cart button below.
Would you rather reserve through the mail? Please download, complete, and mail this brief form with your check, made payable to PDAA, to the treasurer. The address is on the form.
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