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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.

After the Merger: Public Diplomacy at State – video now available

After the Merger: Public Diplomacy at State, a program presented by the Public Diplomacy Association of America, the Public Diplomacy Council, and the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy on October 7, 2019. (Photos: Bruce Guthrie)

The Public Diplomacy Association of America, the Public Diplomacy Council, and the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy co-sponsored the October 7, 2019, First Monday program focused on the 20-year anniversary of the […]

After the Merger: Public Diplomacy at State

The impact of the 1999 merger of the United States Information Agency into the Department of State will be the focus of the Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, First Monday luncheon.

The speakers will include:

Ambassador Cynthia Efird Ambassador Kenton Keith Ambassador Jean Manes Dr. Shawn Powers

The forum will start at 12 noon and take place at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW, room 602. The program is free […]

Summer BBQ at the DACOR Bacon House

PDAA members are invited to the DACOR Bacon House for a summer barbeque on Thursday, July 25, 6:30-8:30.

The cost of the BBQ is $40 per person. For those who are already members of DACOR, you can RSVP online; for those who are not members, you can RSVP by emailing programs@dacorbacon.org or by calling 202-682-0500, extension 20.

DACOR, Inc., is a membership organization. While it started out in 1952 as an organization of retired Foreign […]

PDAA Honors Outstanding Public Diplomacy Initiatives

By Domenick DiPasquale

Creative programming, strong leadership skills, and innovative solutions to pressing social needs characterize the work of the four recipients of this year’s PDAA Awards for Achievement in Public Diplomacy.

At the annual PDAA awards ceremony, held this year at the Army and Navy Club on May 5, outgoing PDAA President Cynthia Efird noted that a record 26 nominations had been submitted for the 2019 awards, an indication of the importance of public […]

Public Diplomacy: Foundations for Global Engagement in the Digital Age Discussion at June 3 Forum

Nicholas Cull, University of Southern California

You are invited to join the next “First Monday” lunch forum on Monday, June 3, when the speaker will be Nick Cull, Director of the University of Southern California’s Master of Public Diplomacy program, who will discuss his new book, Public Diplomacy: Foundations for Global Engagement in the Digital Age. Nick’s bio is available at: https://annenberg.usc.edu/faculty/communication/nicholas-j-cull.

First Monday forums start at 12 noon and take place at […]

Authoritarian Media: Supercharged in a Digital Age

by Alan Heil

In this era of expanding use of new communications tools, accuracy in media matters as never before. Globally, truth and fairness in journalism is endangered in unprecedented ways.

Shanthi Kalathil, senior director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies, and Dean W. Jackson, assistant program officer on the research and conferences team of the International Forum for Democratic Studies. Photo by Bruce Guthrie.

Two specialists from the National Endowment for […]