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POSTPONED: Annual Awards Brunch Set for May 3: Leadership and Results This Year’s Focus

PDAA’s annual awards brunch, an occasion to celebrate excellence and innovation in public diplomacy while enjoying fine cuisine and the company of friends, is scheduled for Sun., May 3, at Washington’s Army and Navy Club at noon.

Natella Svistunova, Public Affairs Officer, Embassy Belmopan, accompanied by Jon Piechowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, receives award at 2019 awards brunch from PDAA President Cynthia Efird for combating gender-based violence in Belize.

The brunch, a PDAA tradition since 1993, is a chance to recognize and reward inspired projects with measurable results carried out to advance the goals of building understanding of our nation’s policies, society, and values. For nearly three decades, PDAA has sought nominations of professionals working for the USG and non-governmental organizations, of Foreign and Civil Service officers, Locally Employed staffers, and those working for American Spaces, Fulbright programs, and EducationUSA who have made notable strides in public diplomacy.
The 23rd annual PDAA Awards for Achievement in Public Diplomacy will honor those who demonstrated leadership and evidence of effectiveness in creative use of exchange programs as well as traditional, social, and digital media, particularly in challenging environments. For a list of previous winners, please see
The menu includes:
- Seasonal Fresh Fruit & Berries
- Assorted Breakfast Breads, Muffins, and Croissants
- Whipped Honey Butter, Fruit Preserves
- House-Cured Smoked Salmon
- Assorted Bagels, Herbed Cream Cheese
- Bacon and Sausage links
- Breakfast Potatoes
- Seasonal Vegetables
- Eggs Benedict
- Pecan Crusted Trout with Butternut
- Squash Risotto & Maple Butter
Assorted Juice Carafes
Regular and Decaf Coffee, Fine Teas, Standard accompaniments
Mimosa Pitcher

Tickets for the brunch remain at $45 per person. The Army and Navy Club is located at 901 17th St. NW. Street parking is available and should not be a challenge on a Sunday, and the Club is a block away from the Farragut North and Farragut West Metro stations.

To register, please complete the form on page 7 of the March newsletter or register on-line using the button below. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Fri., April 24. Early reservations are advised in order to ensure seats.

PDAA relies on contributions from its budget and donations from PDAA members to fund this prestigious award. If you wish to contribute to the award fund, please complete the form on page seven of the March PDAA News or contribute online here.


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