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Canadian Public Diplomacy Examined at Monday Forum

(Shawn Harquail, Flickr)

(19 February 2017). Canada’s approach to public diplomacy as the country celebrates its 150th anniversary is the topic of the next First Monday Forum. The event takes place on Monday, 6 March 2017 at American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) in Washington, D.C.

Laurie Peters, Executive Director, Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa, will lead the discussion. Ms. Peters served previously as head of public affairs, culture, and […]

Murrow Center Director Featured at Next First Monday Forum

Edward Schumacher-Matos (Fletcher School, Tufts University)

(23 July 2016). Edward Schumacher-Matos, director of the Edward R. Murrow Center at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts will be the featured speaker at the next First Monday Forum on 1 August 2016. The discussion takes place at American Foreign Service Association in Washington, D.C., but at a different time than usual: 12: 45 pm.

The Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World is part of the […]

Favorable Views of U.S. Continue in Canada, Europe, Asia

(4 July 2016). Opinions of the U.S. continue to be largely positive among publics in Europe and Asia, as well as Canada, according to surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center in April and May 2016. Results of the surveys from 15 countries, reported last week, also show more residents consider the U.S. the world’s leading economic power in the world, eclipsing China in most nations polled.

The Pew surveys report majorities of publics in […]

November 16 PDAA Luncheon Speakers Analyze Thaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Gonzalo Gallegos, at lectern, with Michael Shifter, seated left, and moderator Mike Anderson, at the November 16, 2015 PDAA lunch program. (A. Kotok)

Updated 21 November 2015. The Monday, November 16 PDAA luncheon program focused on the foreign policy implications of the recent, historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations.

In a program called “The Changing U.S.-Cuba Relationship and Its Implications for U.S. Diplomacy in Latin America, ” a prominent American expert on U.S. policy towards […]

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 […]

March 30 PDAA Lunch Panel Assesses Southern Border and Immigration Challenges

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Updated, 31 March 2015. The Monday, March 30 PDAA luncheon program addressed immigration problems along our vast southern border and how to effectively communicate about them in a way consistent with American laws and values. According to some estimates, there are as many as 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. today, a more than 300% increase over the last 14 years, with most of the recent immigrants […]