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Marine Corps Univ. Seeking Strategic Communications Faculty

(Defense.gov)

(2 February 2016). Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia is seeking an individual for its strategic communications faculty, with areas of interest including public diplomacy. The position, funded by the Marine Corps University Foundation, is the Donald Bren Chair of Strategic Communications, for the 2016-17 academic year.

The chair provides the Marine Corps University a resident scholar with expertise in the theory and practice of strategic communications. Functional areas of interest include public […]

National Defense Language Corps

January 12, 2013

Here’s an opportunity for public diplomacy alumni to make good use of their language and cultural skills: the National Defense Language Corps, a new Department of Defense initiative.

American Forces Press Service highlights the National Defense Language Corps, a new Department of Defense initiative where public diplomacy alumni can offer their language and cultural skills. The 4,000-member National Defense Language Corps consists of volunteers who offer their second-language skills and cultural knowledge […]

NPR’s Tom Gjelten Discusses Post-Election Foreign Policy at November 13 PDAA Event

Tom Gjelten (A. Kotok)

Tom Gjelten, who covers global security and economic issues for National Public Radio, offered his take on the direction of U.S. national security policies in the wake of the 2012 election. Mr. Gjelten discussed these developments at the Public Diplomacy Alumni Association luncheon program on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the DACOR-Bacon House in Washington, D.C. Gjelten reviewed changes anticipated from the continuing Obama administration, in policies toward the Middle […]

Gaining Afghanistan’s Trust — Public Diplomacy and Special Forces Approaches, at the September 25 PDAA Lunch Program

Matt Lussenhop (A. Kotok)

Matt Lussenhop, former Public Affairs Officer in Kabul, and Major Fernando Lujan, U.S. Army Special Forces and former advisor embedded with Afghan forces in Kandahar and Helmand provinces, discussed their respective approaches to building trust among Afghans in a special luncheon program to kick off the 2012-2013 season, on Tuesday, September 25 at the DACOR-Bacon House in Washington, D.C.

As the U.S. plans to end combat operations in Afghanistan, both […]

Syria and the Arab Spring Discussed at April 10, 2012 Event.

Hisham Melhem (Al-Arabiya)

The rapidly evolving and increasingly tragic developments in Syria, as well as the larger implications of the Arab Spring for U.S. policies in the Middle East will be examined at the Public Diplomacy Alumni Association’s April 10 luncheon program, held at the DACOR-Bacon House in Washington, D.C. Al-Arabiya Washington bureau chief Hisham Melhem and former U.S. ambassador to Syria and current president of Amideast Ted Kattouf bring a depth of experience […]

Stephen Cohen Discusses Pakistan at March 6, 2012 PDAA Event

Stephen Cohen (Brookings Institution)

Stephen P. Cohen, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and long considered one of America’s foremost experts on South Asia, offered his views on U.S.-Pakistan relations, including policy and public diplomacy challenges, at the Public Diplomacy Alumni Association luncheon program on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the DACOR-Bacon House in Washington, DC. Walter Douglas, who recently returned from Islamabad, Pakistan, where he served as Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs in […]