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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 […]

Strategic Value of Exchanges Examined at Event

Capitol Visitors Center (Architect of the Capitol)

19 December 2015. Global Ties US and Alliance for International Exchange are holding a discussion of the role international exchange programs play in advancing peace and security, at a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The event, known as Exchanges Matter, runs from 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm on 27 January 2016 at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, First Street NE.

The event includes discussions of […]

Hear About Popular Culture and Public Diplomacy at Next First Monday Forum

(darkscreen.yupnet.org)

The next Public Diplomacy Council/USC First Monday lunch forum takes place on Monday, 5 May at 12:00 pm, featuring Martha Bayles discussing popular culture and public diplomacy. Bayles is author of the book Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad (Yale University Press, 2014).

A frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications, Bayles is a lecturer at Boston College and previously taught at Claremont […]

Cuba Exchanges Explored at April 22 PDAA Lunch Program

Havana rooftop, January 2013. (A. Kotok)

Reservations are now closed.

A panel of experts and recent visitors discussed the role of private exchanges in maintaining contacts between the U.S. and Cuba, and whether private exchanges could help pave the way to an eventual normalization of relations between the two countries, at a special Public Diplomacy Alumni Association luncheon meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the DACOR-Bacon House in Washington, D.C.

The panel included:

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John Zogby Discusses Strategies to Engage Millenials at PDAA, AFSA Forum [UPDATED]

UPDATE 2: A little snow won’t stop us. The forum with John Zogby is still on for Tuesday, March 4.

UPDATE 1: New date and time for the event.

Pollster and political analyst John Zogby will examine attitudes of young Americans and offer ideas about harnessing their talents for global engagement at a discussion forum sponsored by PDAA and American Foreign Service Association (AFSA). The forum takes place on Tuesday, March 4, at […]

Pax Entrepreneura

Alan Kotok

October 15, 2011

It isn’t often that a news report overlaps with my various careers in public diplomacy, technology, and business, but a story on the CNN-Money Web site this week brings it all together. Jeff Bussgang, general partner at the venture capital firm Flybridge Capital Partners in Boston, writes about his recent experiences meeting with a group of Palestinian entrepreneur CEOs during their USAID-supported visit to the U.S.

Bussgang, a self-professed ardent […]