Back Issues of PDAA Today

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

Ben Bradlee – The Reluctant Public Diplomacy Officer

Benjamin C. Bradlee (Miguel Ariel Contreras Drake-McLaughlin/Wikimedia Commons)

Michael H. Anderson

30 November 2014. Washington and, indeed, much of the world, recently paid tribute to the legendary Ben Bradlee, the Executive Editor of The Washington Post from 1968 -91, who passed away October 21, 2014. His role in managing his paper’s sensitive relations with the government during both Watergate and the Pentagon Papers and leading his paper to 18 Pulitzer Prizes made him arguably […]

Russian Propaganda Subject of December First Monday Forum


27 November 2014. Russian Propaganda Along the Western Border is the topic of the next Public Diplomacy Council/USC first Monday lunch forum, on Monday, 1 December 2014 at AFSA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Speakers include Jeffrey N. Trimble, Deputy Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau and Alen Mlatisuma, Internet Managing Director of VOA’s Eurasia Division.

The event takes place at American Foreign Service Association, 2101 E Street NW, Washington DC (Foggy Bottom […]

Former Amb. Ford to Give Walter Roberts Lecture

Amb. Robert Ford (U.S. Department of State)

8 November 2014. Amb. Robert S. Ford will discuss current crises in the Middle East, the Obama administration’s strategy in the region, and role of social media and digital diplomacy in this year’s Walter Roberts lecture at George Washington University. Ford’s remarks take place at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, 12 November, at the Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW, in Washington, D.C.

While part […]