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Updated 14 January 2017. PDAA is making available in electronic (PDF) format back issues of PDAA Today, its printed members-only newsletter. The newsletter is published four or more times a year and sent to PDAA members by mail. Click on the links below to see issues since September 2013.

The two most recent issues of the publication, however, will still be available only to members. Not a PDAA member? You can join online at www.publicdiplomacy.org/membership.

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New Book Tells Story of Silver Jewelry in Yemen

(American University in Cairo Press)

19 July 2014. Marjorie Ransom, who served as Public Affairs Officer in Sana’a, Yemen and at other posts in the Middle East, describes her love for silver jewelry from Yemen in a new book, Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba: Regional Styles of Yemeni Jewelry, published this month by American University in Cairo Press.

In the book, Ransom tells how silver crafts developed in the Yemeni Jewish community, […]

New Science Diplomacy Journal Launched

March 10, 2012

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) unveiled on 9 March its new quarterly publication, Science & Diplomacy. Its first issue includes contributions by Senator Richard Lugar and Under Secretary of State Robert Hormats. The journal’s editor is Vaughan Turekian, who spoke on science diplomacy at a PDAA event in November 2010.

USIA Exhibits: Highly Effective Public Diplomacy

Charles Spencer

September 2, 2011

“As was demonstrated repeatedly at these [cultural exhibits] from 1959 to 1991, Americans and Russians, as people, did indeed discover a mutual understanding.”

So concludes Andrew Wulf, curator of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and a doctoral candidate in museum studies, who has delved deeply into the U.S. Information Agency records at the National Archives in Washington and at the Reagan Library in California.

His findings were published in a […]

A Way with Words: Books by Public Diplomacy Authors

(Dr Tr/Flickr)

A community collection | Updated: 30 May 2015

U.S. Information Agency and State Department, by virtue of their public diplomacy missions, employed many people who were comfortable with the written word, and who have since authored books on public diplomacy and other fields.

PublicDiplomacy.org is compiling a list of books by former USIA and State Department public diplomacy staff, and you will find this listing, sorted alphabetically by author, below. This list […]