Back Issues of PDAA Today

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

Santa Fe World Forum Examines Implications of Climate Change

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26 March 2015. The Santa Fe World Affairs Forum investigates climate change at its annual symposium on April 21 and 22 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event is co-sponsored by St. John’s College and supported by a number of partner organizations, including Public Diplomacy Alumni Association.

“A Climate of Change: the Global Imperative” examines the evidence of a warming planet and its implications for the world’s population, including loggers […]

Untold Public Diplomacy Story Examined at First Monday Forum


21 March 2015. The untold history of public diplomacy will be the focus of the next First Monday Forum, on 6 April 2015 at 12 noon, and held at AFSA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Panel members at the event include:

– Aaron W. Marrs, Historian, Policy Studies Division, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State

– Adam Howard, General Editor, Foreign Relations of the United States

– Caitlin Schindler, University of […]

Elizabeth Colton to Decipher Politics and Diplomacy News

(DACOR Bacon House Foundation)

7 March 2015. PDAA member Elizabeth Colton will analyze the increasing pace and plethora of news reported around the world producing an overwhelming variety and confusion of headlines, at DACOR Bacon House on 13 March. Dr. Colton has been speaking and writing worldwide for decades to explain the way the news business works and the complex interrelationships of politics, diplomacy and the global news media.

Her career bridges diplomacy, journalism, […]

PDAA Annual Awards Program: Sunday, May 3rd Featuring a Brunch

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Updated 6 May 2015. This year, the annual PDAA social event and awards program was a brunch offering our members, their spouses, and guests the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and expand their networks with new acquaintances while dining on brunch fare. The event highlighted the annual PDAA awards recognizing public diplomacy achievements.

The program was held at on Sunday, 3 May 2015 at Maggiano’s Little Italy, […]

March 30 PDAA Lunch Panel Assesses Southern Border and Immigration Challenges

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Updated, 31 March 2015. The Monday, March 30 PDAA luncheon program addressed immigration problems along our vast southern border and how to effectively communicate about them in a way consistent with American laws and values. According to some estimates, there are as many as 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. today, a more than 300% increase over the last 14 years, with most of the recent […]