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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.

Strategic Value of Exchanges Examined at Event

Capitol Visitors Center (Architect of the Capitol)

19 December 2015. Global Ties US and Alliance for International Exchange are holding a discussion of the role international exchange programs play in advancing peace and security, at a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The event, known as Exchanges Matter, runs from 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm on 27 January 2016 at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, First Street NE.

The event includes discussions […]

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 […]

Brookings Institution Event: Academic and Cultural Exchange Programs

On 17 October 2013, the Brookings Institution will celebrate its 50th year as a designated sponsor of the Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program. Brookings is just one of several organizations that bring individuals and their families to the U.S. for academic and cultural exchange.

Brookings is welcoming back some of its exchange visitor alumni to share their experiences as exchange program participants and how they continue to affect the global policy-making community. Nicholas Arrindell, […]

Cuba — Ripe for a Public Diplomacy Initiative

Photography class, University of the Arts, Havana (A. Kotok)

February 2, 2013

Alan Kotok, PDAA’s newsletter and Web site editor, returned on 29 January 2013 from an eight-day University of Iowa alumni seminar in Cuba, and highlights public diplomacy opportunities for the U.S. to exploit, before others beat us to it.

We returned this week from an eight-day study tour of Cuba, mainly in Havana and the southern coastal city of Cienfuegos. The experience […]