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Panel Discussing PD Challenges at Walter Roberts Centennial

Walter Roberts

Walter Roberts in an early Voice of America broadcast (U.S. government, public domain)

(9 November 2016). The Walter Roberts Endowment and the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication at George Washington University are holding a panel discussion on Challenges in the New Public Diplomacy Environment, to celebrate the centennial of Walter Roberts’s birth. The event takes place on Wednesday, 30 November 2016, at 3:00 pm at the Elliott School of International Affairs at GWU.

The panel includes:

  • Macon Phillips, Coordinator of the United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs
  • Robert Entman, Professor of Media and Public Affairs and Professor of International Affairs at GWU
  • Andrea De Arment, Incoming Information Officer and Spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu
  • André Mendes, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Thomas Miller, Public Diplomacy Fellow at the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, will serve as moderator.

The Walter Roberts Endowment was established at the Institute of Public Diplomacy and Global Communication in 2005 with a generous gift from Dr. Roberts. The endowment supports activities, programming, and scholarship for the study of public diplomacy at George Washington University. Dr. Roberts was a diplomat and a foreign policy and public affairs expert with a distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service and the former U.S. Information Agency. He died in 2014 at the age of 97.

The event takes place on Wednesday, 30 November, 3 to 5 pm, in the City View Room at the Elliott School of International Affairs, 7th floor, 1957 E St NW in Washington, DC. A reception and book launch follow the panel discussion. The event is free, but registration is required.

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