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Back Issues of PDAA Today

Back issues of PDAA Today, PDAA’s quarterly print newsletter are now online and available for download.

Statement on response to COVID-19

Given the need for diligence in the face of the COVID-19 threat, and in consultation with our USC partner, we are postponing our April 6 First Monday Forum. During this time, when it is vital to observe social distancing guidelines, we are exploring the feasibility of online events and will continue to provide you […]

POSTPONED: Public Diplomacy & COVID-19 Focus of April “First Monday”

This program has been postponed.

With concerns about the spread of COVID-19 rising rapidly, we have changed the order of First Monday programs. The April 6 First Monday will feature a panel on Public Diplomacy and COVID-19. Speakers at the panel will include Kia Henry and Mike Zeltakalns; PDAA Vice President Joan Mower will moderate.

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Richard Lundberg, An Appreciation

By Mark L. Asquino

My good friend, Junior Officer Trainee (JOT) classmate, and former colleague, Richard Lundberg, sadly passed away on January 9. I was able to see him at the hospital to say a last goodbye on the evening before his passing.

I first met Richard in late October 1978 when we both started […]

PDAA to Cosponsor Program on “Making the Hard Case for Soft Power”

The Public Diplomacy Association of America (PDAA) is cosponsoring with the American University School of International Service and others a program on Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. on “Making the Hard Case for Soft Power.” Details and RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-the-hard-case-for-soft-power-tickets-48454410446

Cultural Diplomacy: DC’s Art Museum of the Americas

By Mary Jeffers

“Heroes and Artists Come to the Pan American Union to be Consecrated, 1962” by Nicaraguan artist Asilia Guillen

At the edge of the National Mall, hardly more than a stone’s throw from the Department of State, is the Art Museum of the Americas, one of the world’s leading collections of modern […]

The Legacy of Walter Roberts

By Thomas Miller

If the measure of a man is the legacy he leaves behind, few people can match Dr. Walter Roberts. Walter Roberts helped found the Voice of America, played a key role in establishing the Salzburg Seminar, launched the Fulbright program in Yugoslavia, and helped found the precursor to the Institute for […]