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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.

YALE WOLF RICHMOND

A TRIBUTE ON THE PASSING OF ONE OUR COUNTRY’S FOREMOST CULTURAL DIPLOMATS

Today’s Washington Post carries the sad news of the passing of one of our country’s foremost cultural diplomats: Yale Richmond.

Yale’s geographic area specialization was Russia and Central Europe. When he began working in the region, Russia was still the Soviet Union and […]

A Word about the Late William Armbruster

By C. Edward Bernier

William Armbruster, 1953-2013Mr. Armbruster was held hostage by Saddam Hussein following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait

I first met William when he was assigned to Algiers when I was PAO there in the late 80s. He settled in very quickly and within a short time had developed a clear understanding […]

Richard Chris Lundberg

Richard Chris LundbergOctober 12, 1945 – January 9, 2020

by Ann A. Lundberg

Richard Chris Lundberg passed away on January 9, 2020, at the age of 74 in Arlington, VA. This single sentence does not begin to convey by any means the impact that this fact has had on those who love and […]

In Memoriam: Lois Herrmann

by Greta Morris

My friendship with Lois Herrmann is closely linked to both PDAA (the Public Diplomacy Association of America) and PDC (the Public Diplomacy Council). I first got to know Lois at the former USIA in the 1980s-90s, when she was working in the Public Affairs Office and I was in the Africa […]

Linda Jewell – an Appreciation

Linda Jewell

Jazz Piano Christmas, an annual popular feature in the Kennedy Center’s jazz concert series, won’t be the same this year.

One of the last conversations I had with Linda confirmed that come December 7, as in years gone by, we’d again go to the Christmas program together. She wanted to know […]

Linda Jewell — Additional Appreciations

by Colonel (Ret.) Mark S. Wikins

This photo shows Linda Jewell doing what Foreign Service Officers do best. In 2007, we were working hard with the Ecuadorian military to close off their northern border with Colombia to FARC activities. At that time, the FARC was actively using Ecuadorian territory for all kinds of […]