Back Issues of PDAA Today

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

2016 PDAA Award Winners Demonstrate Creativity in Challenging Environments

Milica Raskovic, right, and Marko Bumbic are among the winners of the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Public Diplomacy, from PDAA (Courtesy American Corner, Novi Sad, Serbia)

(16 May 2016) Promoting the growth of media and ensuring the safety of journalism is challenging throughout the Middle and Near East, and nowhere more so […]

Visit to French Ambassador’s Residence

Nathalie Broadhurst, deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of France, speaks to PDAA reception on 8 June. PDAA president Amb. Greta Morris is in the foreground. (Photo: Mike Anderson)

(Updated 12 June 2016) The Embassy of France and PDAA, an association of public diplomacy professionals held a reception and discussion on 8 […]

Ensor Discusses Winning Information War at Next Forum

David Ensor (

28 December 2015. In the next First Monday Forum, former Voice of America director David Ensor discusses his recent article in Foreign Policy, “How Washington Can Win the Information War” (registration required). In the article Ensor offers a strategy for making better use of our technological tools to defeat Islamic […]

Panel to Discuss U.S. Public Diplomacy in Spain

(Palgrave Macmillan)

5 September 2015. The role of public diplomacy in Spain during the Cold War and its contributions to building democracy is the topic of a new book and discussion at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University on Monday, 14 September at 4:30 pm. Francisco J. Rodriguez Jimenez, […]

2015 Awards Recognize Public Diplomacy in China, Poland, Afghanistan, West Africa

Molly Westrake photographs a Congressional visit to a safe Ebola burial site in Liberia. (Courtesy, Molly Westrake)

10 May 2015. The 2015 winners of the 18th annual PDAA awards for innovative and effective PD strategies clearly demonstrated creativity, courage and tenacity in addressing critical issues ranging from Ebola in Africa and women’s rights […]

New Novel Formed from Public Diplomat’s Life Experiences

(Author House)

31 January 2015. Retired foreign service officer Bruce Byers reached into his past to create a new novel, The Extraordinary Journey of Harry Forth, published by AuthorHouse in November 2014. The book tells of a fictional American teenager whose life is changed by a student exchange experience in Germany in the […]