On the evening of October 9th, American University's School of International Service hosted a panelists' discussion on the topic "Making the Hard Case for Soft Power", co-sponsored by the PDC. Moderated by PDC member and American University Professor Sherry Mueller, Panelists Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia, NAFSA CEO Dr. Esther Brimmer and Jan Patrick Eckendorf, Head of the Cultural Section of the Germany Embassy focused on international education programs and their influence as proponents of soft power. Photo Credit: Kelly Jo Bahry
The October PDC First Monday Forum discussion, "Celebrating Finland's Centennial with Public Diplomacy" with Kirsti Helena Kauppi, Ambassador of Finland to the U.S., reflected on Finland's history and Finnish-U.S. relations as they commemorate 100 years of independence. Photo Credit: Bruce Guthrie
"Crisis Communications: Public Diplomacy During Attacks, Natural Disasters, and Evacuations" was the topic of discussion at the first fall PDC Lunch and Learn series on September 27, 2017. Panelists included (left to right) Jessica Dancel, Digital Engagement Advisor in the Bureau of Consular Affairs; Ajani Husbands, Financial Economist in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; Jeffrey Weinshenker, Social Media Training Coordinator at FSI; and David Meale, Assoc. Dean at FSI's Leadership and Management School.
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Our collaboration with the American Council of Ambassadors for the Kathryn W. Davis Fellows. Council members meet with each Fellow for several mentoring meetings where they share their experience in public diplomacy and career management. Pictured are the 2017 Fellows, Maren Payne-Holmes (far left) and Julius Tsai (right), with the Honorable Bruce Gelb.
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