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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.

The State of State: Issues Facing the Foreign Service Today

You are invited to join the next First Monday lunch forum on December 2, The State of State: Issues Facing the Foreign Service Today, featuring Ambassador Eric Rubin, President of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA).

AFSA President Eric Rubin

The forum starts at 12:00 pm and takes place at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW, room 602. The program is free and includes lunch, but those […]

Reorganizing the State Department’s Public Diplomacy Operations:  An Update

Two top State Department officials will discuss the Trump Administration’s reorganization of the Public Diplomacy offices at the PDAA luncheon, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the DACOR-Bacon House.

Nicole Chulick, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Global Public Affairs, and Jennifer Hall Godfrey, Chief of Staff for the Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, will outline the goals, challenges, and impact of the reorganization, the first major overhaul of the PD sector […]

Nov. 4 First Monday Program: Using Cultural Diplomacy to Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Stamford Raffles’s Arrival in Singapore

Please join us on Mon., Nov. 4, for the First Monday luncheon program focusing on Using Cultural Diplomacy to Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Stamford Raffles’s Arrival in Singapore featuring Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Singapore Ambasasador.

First Monday Forums are a joint project of the Public Diplomacy Association of America, the USC Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, and the Pubic Diplomacy Council. The Forums are held at George Washington University’s Elliott School Lindner Family Common, […]

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 […]

VOA Director to Discuss Mandarin, Persian Programming & Women’s Voices, Reaching Refugees

VOA Director Amanda Bennett will be PDAA’s speaker at the Sep.16 luncheon kicking off the 2019-2020 program year. Bennett will discuss new VOA Mandarin and Persian programming as well as VOA initiatives to reach refugees, include more women’s voices in programs, and undertake investigative reporting.

Bennett will also discuss challenges facing international journalists in the age of dwindling press freedom and disinformation.

Amanda Bennett became Director of the Voice of America on April […]