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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.

First Monday Programs Look at Digital Attacks on Elections, Work of Radio Free Asia

Upcoming First Monday luncheon discussions will focus on Digital Attacks on Elections, the Work of Radio Free Asia, and the future of public diplomacy organizations. The luncheons are free, but registration is required.

“How the U.S. Helps Allies Defend Against Digital Attacks on Elections” will be Ambassador J. Kenneth Blackwell’s topic on Monday, July 15 (special date). Ambassador Blackwell is Board Chair of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems. Other panelists include Vasu Mohan, Dr. […]

Richard Birn: A Few Recollections of Career Service and Friendship

by Michael Schneider

Richard Birn passed away this past spring, after a rich career in public diplomacy and 61 years of marriage.

Richard and I served in the same Junior Officer Class, sworn in October 20, 1962, the day President Kennedy announced the blockade on Cuba and nuclear confrontation with the USSR. Needless to say, tensions were high. At first that day we were quite upset that Edward R. Murrow would not swear us in. […]

Summer BBQ at the DACOR Bacon House

PDAA members are invited to the DACOR Bacon House for a summer barbeque on Thursday, July 25, 6:30-8:30.

The cost of the BBQ is $40 per person. For those who are already members of DACOR, you can RSVP online; for those who are not members, you can RSVP by emailing programs@dacorbacon.org or by calling 202-682-0500, extension 20.

DACOR, Inc., is a membership organization. While it started out in 1952 as an organization of retired Foreign […]