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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 – “Faces of Exchange: 80 Years of the International Visitor Leadership Program”

With more than 225,000 alumni, the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2020. On Monday, March 2, a panel will examine the impact of this important public diplomacy tool as well as look ahead to the program’s future.

The panelists will include:

His Excellency Pjer Šimunović, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Republic of Croatia, IVLP Alumnus, 1991

Ms. Teta Moehs, Deputy Director, Office of International Visitors, Bureau […]

A Word about the Late William Armbruster

By C. Edward Bernier

William Armbruster, 1953-2013Mr. Armbruster was held hostage by Saddam Hussein following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait

I first met William when he was assigned to Algiers when I was PAO there in the late 80s. He settled in very quickly and within a short time had developed a clear understanding of what lay ahead for him in Algeria, a country that was only recently warming to the U.S. With a […]

Richard Lundberg, An Appreciation

By Mark L. Asquino

My good friend, Junior Officer Trainee (JOT) classmate, and former colleague, Richard Lundberg, sadly passed away on January 9. I was able to see him at the hospital to say a last goodbye on the evening before his passing.

I first met Richard in late October 1978 when we both started our Foreign Service orientation and training classes at 1425 K Street. The Carter Administration had recently renamed USIA the “U.S. […]