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Reorganizing the State Department’s Public Diplomacy Operations:  An Update

Two top State Department officials will discuss the Trump Administration’s reorganization of the Public Diplomacy offices at the PDAA luncheon, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the DACOR-Bacon House.

Nicole Chulick, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Global Public Affairs, and Jennifer Hall Godfrey, Chief of Staff for the Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, will outline the goals, challenges, and impact of the reorganization, the first major overhaul of the PD sector since USIA was dissolved in October 1999.

Chulick and Godfrey are both Foreign Service officers.

Chulick previously served as Principal Deputy Coordinator for the Bureau of International Information Programs. She was also acting director of Press and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. She has served in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Hong Kong, and Nicaragua. Before joining the Foreign Service, Chulick was the spokesperson for the U.S. Border Patrol. She holds an M.A. from Georgetown University.

Godfrey has served in numerous public diplomacy positions, including as PAO in Saudi Arabia 2015-2018. She has worked in Jordan, Turkmenistan, Libya, and Austria. In Washington, she was the acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Media Engagement at the Bureau of Public Affairs. Godfrey graduated from Brandeis University and holds an M.A. from the National War College.

The discussion will take place on Mon., Nov. 18, from 12:00 to 2:00, at DACOR Bacon House, 1801 F St. NW. To register, please complete the form on page 7 of the newsletter or register on-line using the drop-down menu below. Deadline is Nov. 14.¤

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