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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.

VOA Director to Discuss Mandarin, Persian Programming & Women’s Voices, Reaching Refugees

VOA Director Amanda Bennett will be PDAA’s speaker at the Sep.16 luncheon kicking off the 2019-2020 program year. Bennett will discuss new VOA Mandarin and Persian programming as well as VOA initiatives to reach refugees, include more women’s voices in programs, and undertake investigative reporting.

Bennett will also discuss challenges facing international journalists in the age of dwindling press freedom and disinformation.

Amanda Bennett became Director of the Voice of America on April […]

Membership Dues Increase

The PDAA board of directors has voted to raise membership dues for those living in the greater Washington, DC, area to $50 annually. Dues for those living elsewhere will remain at $35 per year. (The Washington, DC, area includes the adjacent MD and VA counties, plus the ring of counties one layer out, e.g., Loudoun and Prince William in Virginia or Howard, Frederick, and Anne Arundel in Maryland. Those who live even further out but […]

Martin Manning, An Appreciation

Remarks by Departmentof State Judicial Liaison John Jasik at the Memorial Event for Martin J. Manning – April 17, 2019

Martin Manning with fellow IIP librarians. Seated: Lynne Scheib; Standing: Vivian Stahl, Anita Green, Joan Taylor; Back: Martin Manning (photo courtesy of Lynne Scheib)

It is my honor and privilege to welcome the Manning family to the United States Department of State Headquarters. Many of you have traveled a considerable distance to honor and remember […]