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Back Issues of PDAA Today

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

PDAA 2013 Awards Recognize Outstanding Public Diplomacy Accomplishments

Peshawar PAO Shayna Cram composed and recorded this music video in Pashto about hope for women and girls. (Courtesy, U.S. Consulate General Peshawar.)

Public Diplomacy Alumni Association highlights achievements by professionals for their work in Algeria, Pakistan, and Korea

Even under the best conditions, public diplomacy can be a challenging undertaking calling for a […]

America’s Asia Re-Balance Examined at April 2 PDAA Lunch Program

Satu Limaye at PDAA (A. Kotok)

Satu Limaye Ph.D., director of the East West Center in Washington, discussed “America’s Re-Balancing Toward Asia: What It Means for the U.S. and the Region” at the Public Diplomacy Alumni Association luncheon program on April 2, 2013 at DACOR-Bacon House in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Limaye described and […]

PDAA Member Discounts Available for Symposium on U.S. and East Asia

(Courtesy, Santa Fe World Affairs Forum)

Public Diplomacy Alumni Association is a partnering organization with the Santa Fe World Affairs Forum for the symposium Living in Challenging Times: The United States and East Asia, at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 8-9, 2013.

April 8: 2-6 pm: Registration; “East Asia and […]

Thai Memoir

(Prachanart Viriyaraks/Flickr)

Dick Virden

October 2012

Editor’s note: Dick Virden offers his first-hand observations on countering insurgencies, with potential lessons for today. Virden retired from the Senior Foreign Service in 2004 and lives in Plymouth, Minnesota. This essay first appeared in and is reprinted with permission of the journal American Diplomacy.

We Americans tend […]