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Updated: Feb. 24 Program to Focus on The Power of Public Diplomacy: Leading Today’s Challenges. The First Three Feet

Ambassador Jean Manes (L) will speak at the February 24 PDAA luncheon.

(Updated 2/12/20) Ambassador Jean Manes will speak at the Mon., Feb. 24, 2020, PDAA luncheon. She will focus on the challenges facing today’s public diplomacy practitioners.

Manes is currently the deputy to the commander and foreign affairs advisor at U.S. Southern Command in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. She previously served as ambassador to El Salvador and principal deputy coordinator at the former Bureau of International Information Programs. She has an extensive background in public diplomacy, serving as the Counselor for Public Affairs in Kabul, staff director of resources in the office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy, and cultural affairs offer in Brasilia. She is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and holds a master’s degree in International Administration from American University.

Amb. Manes received the PDAA Public Diplomacy Achievement Award in 2012.

The discussion will take place on Mon., Feb. 24, from 11:00 to 1:00, at DACOR-Bacon House, 1801 F St. NW, with the preprogram reception beginning at 11:00 and lunch beginning promptly at 11:30. This timing is different from our regular programs in order to accommodate our speaker. To register, please complete the form on page 7 of the newsletter or register on-line using the drop-down menu below. Deadline is Feb. 20.


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