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Public Diplomacy in 1970s Examined in Monday Forum

John Reinhardt and Walter Mondale

John Reinhardt, right, after being sworn in as Director of the International Communication Agency by Vice-President Walter Mondale in 1977. (Department of State)

(7 September 2016) The next First Monday Forum, set for 12 September 2016, features a panel taking a new look public diplomacy in the 1970s. The discussion takes place at American Foreign Service Association in Washington, DC at 12:00 pm.

The panel includes Kristin Ahlberg, editor of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977–1980, Volume XXX, that deals with public diplomacy. Also taking part is Nicholas Cull, professor of public diplomacy and founding director of the Master of Public Diplomacy program at University of Southern California. On the panel as well is Adam Howard, general editor of the Foreign Relations series in the State Department Office of the Historian. John Brown, editor of John Brown’s Public Diplomacy Press and Blog Review, is the moderator.

First Monday Forums are a joint project of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, and Public Diplomacy Council. The event takes place on Monday, 12 September 2016, and begins at 12:00 pm at AFSA headquarters, 2101 E Street NW, Washington DC (Foggy Bottom metro). Sandwiches and refreshments will be served.

The event is free, but advance registrations by e-mail are required: FirstMondayForum.RSVP@gmail.com.

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