PDAA’s next program next week, on Nov. 19, will be on the future of South Africa, led by Witney Schneidman, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Deadline to register: Nov. 15 at 5:00 p.m.; details and RSVP at
Thank you to Brian Carlson, PDC’s new Membership Director. Brian will work with Joe Johnson and Hunter Martin to implement a new on-line Membership section of the PDC web site, which will facilitate applications and will enable members to pay their annual dues using PayPal.
Help Wanted: PDC Board members and officers. Five members of the Public Diplomacy Council board will be stepping down early in 2019, including the President, Secretary and Treasurer, due to having served the maximum length of time permitted by the PDC By Laws. Term limits! We welcome those interested in assuming a leadership role in the organization to step forward. No rush: We will discuss this at the next Council membership meeting on Monday, February 11th, with a final decision a few months later.
Future PDC / PDAA / USC forums:
Monday, Dec. 3: Dr. Josephine (Jody) Olsen, Director, U.S. Peace Corps; see
Monday, Jan. 7: The Weaponization of Social Media, with Emerson Brooking and Peter Singer, authors of
Mon. Feb. 11 (note new date): Hon. Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, bio:
First Monday Forum at GW’s Elliott School Lindner Family Common, 1957 E Street St. NW, 6th Floor
To attend a First Monday Forum, please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven’t seen it yet, you may want to check out our brand new Public Diplomacy Web site,Thanks to a terrific development team that included both the PDC and the PDAA, an association of public diplomacy professionals!