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Education and Public Diplomacy Explored in August Monday Forum

(ECA.State.gov)

(22 July 2017) Public diplomacy in education at the state and local levels will be the focus of the next First Monday Forum. The event takes place on Monday, 7 August, beginning at 12:00 noon, at American Foreign Service Association in Washington, D.C.

While public diplomacy is planned and funded by nations, its actual practice is often carried out by states and localities, particularly in the schools. The discussion will be led by […]

“It’s All in the Details: Enriching U.S. Diplomacy Away From State” Topic of December 3 PDAA Lunch Program

Three State Department officers — Lora Berg, Beatrice Camp, and Mary Jeffers — will join moderator Amb. Linda Jewell to discuss how assignments at private sector and academic organizations sharpened their skills and enhanced their public diplomacy work, at the next Public Diplomacy Alumni Association lunch program on Tuesday, December 3 at DACOR-Bacon House in Washington, D.C.

Panelists will describe their experiences with academic and non-government organizations that promote stronger connections with the State Department, […]

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 […]