Back Issues of PDAA Today

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

U.S. Gender Programs and Democratic Reforms the Topics of October 1 PDAA Lunch Program

Update: Video of the talks at this event are now available.

U.S. gender programs, democratic reform and social change. PDAA lunch program, 1 October 2013. Part 1 on Vimeo.


U.S. gender programs, democratic reform and social change. PDAA lunch program, 1 October 2013. Part 2 on Vimeo.


Carla Koppell, Chief Strategy Officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Sharon Kotok, who served as a Foreign […]

Public Diplomacy by the Numbers, 2012-2013


Reports from multi-national opinion surveys on U.S. standing and related issues

Pew Global Attitudes Project: China Seen as Rising Power, but U.S. Viewed More Favorably. Released 18 July 2013

Publics around the world believe the global balance of power is shifting. China’s economic power is on the rise, and many think it will eventually supplant the United States as the world’s dominant superpower.

However, China’s increasing power has not led to more […]

PDAA 2013 Awards Recognize Outstanding Public Diplomacy Accomplishments

Peshawar PAO Shayna Cram composed and recorded this music video in Pashto about hope for women and girls. (Courtesy, U.S. Consulate General Peshawar.)

Public Diplomacy Alumni Association highlights achievements by professionals for their work in Algeria, Pakistan, and Korea

Even under the best conditions, public diplomacy can be a challenging undertaking calling for a combination of talent, imagination, determination, and leadership. The Public Diplomacy Alumni Association continues its annual recognition of outstanding achievement by […]

2013 PDAA Chinese Banquet and Awards Dinner Held on May 5

(Robert S. Donovan/Flickr)

The annual PDAA Awards Dinner offered a chance for old friends and colleagues to reconnect, enjoy a delicious meal, and keep up to date on public diplomacy activities. It also provided a chance to show support for recipients of PDAA’s public diplomacy award, announced at the dinner.

The 2013 dinner was held on Sunday, May 5, at the end of the Foreign Affairs Day weekend, taking place at the China Garden […]

Gone but Not Forgotten

Retired FSIO Allen Hansen’s review of the new book about the last days of USIA by professor Nicholas Cull appears in this month’s issue of Foreign Service Journal, and Hansen offers a preview to

Nicholas J. Cull’s latest book, The Decline and Fall of the United States Information Agency, American Public Diplomacy, 1989-2001 is reviewed in the current (May, 2013) issue of the Foreign Service Journal by Allen C. Hansen. It is a sequel […]

America’s Asia Re-Balance Examined at April 2 PDAA Lunch Program

Satu Limaye at PDAA (A. Kotok)

Satu Limaye Ph.D., director of the East West Center in Washington, discussed “America’s Re-Balancing Toward Asia: What It Means for the U.S. and the Region” at the Public Diplomacy Alumni Association luncheon program on April 2, 2013 at DACOR-Bacon House in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Limaye described and provided context for developments surrounding the change in recent U.S. policy direction called the “pivot” or “re-balance” towards Asia, and […]