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Back issues of PDAA Today, PDAA’s quarterly print newsletter are now online and available for download.

Monday Forum Explores U.S.-Asia Connections

American students learning origami, or paper folding, in a Japanese cultural festival at Boston University in November 2015 (Boston University, educationusa.state.gov)

(24 September 2016) The next First Monday Forum features a discussion with Michael Gilligan, president of the Henry Luce Foundation on connecting the U.S. and Asia. The event takes place on Monday, 3 October 2016 at 12:00 noon, but at a different location than usual: Elliott School of International Affairs at George […]

British Council Model Examined in First Monday Forum

Paul Smith (Philip Bermingham, British Council USA)

(29 May 2016). Paul Smith, director of the British Council in the U.S., will discuss the council’s work and how it can serve as a model for other countries in their international cultural relations, at the next First Monday Forum, on 6 June 2016, at American Foreign Service Association in Washington, D.C.

Smith became director of British Council USA in August 2012, where he also serves […]

Jazz in Public Diplomacy Explored in First Monday Forum

Jimmy Owens (Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola)

(26 March 2016) Trumpeter Jimmy Owens will join a panel of jazz aficionados and cultural experts to examine the role played by this American art form in public diplomacy. The discussion takes place at the next First Monday Forum on 4 April 2016, at American Foreign Service Association in Washington, D.C.

Joining Owens on the panel are:

Sunny Sumter, executive director of the DC Jazz Festival Willard […]

Global Ties Meeting to Feature Skill Building, Policy Discussions

Mary Taylor, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (ohio.gov)

14 November 2015. The Global Ties U.S. annual meeting, on 27-30 January 2016, will provide professional development and networking opportunities for people engaged in international exchanges. The event, where some 1,000 international exchange professionals are expected, will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The program, says Global Ties U.S., features workshops and interactive sessions to build skills and learn best practices in […]

GWU Symposium Explores Exchanges with Cuba

(A. Kotok)

5 September 2015. George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs is hosting a symposium to discuss how the new U.S. approach on Cuba can promote more educational and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. The program, conducted with Sister Cities International and the U.S. Department of State, is held on Wednesday, 9 September, from 8:30 am to 12 noon, on the GWU campus.

The event expects to provide practical […]

Education-Cultural Chief to Discuss Public Diplomacy Impact

Evan Ryan (Department of State/ECA)

14 February 2015. Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, will discuss the role of public diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy and national security, as well as the importance of people-to-people international exchanges in building more secure, democratic, and prosperous societies. Her talk takes place Thursday, 19 February 2015, at 6:00 pm on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Ryan oversees […]