Michael J. Canning

As an officer with the US Information Agency (USIA), Mike Canning worked for 28 years as a press and cultural officer in eight countries on four continents and, in retirement, he retains his interest in promoting a vigorous public diplomacy.  Canning’s second career has been as a movie reviewer since 1993 for the Hill Rag newspaper…

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Joe B. Johnson

Joe B. Johnson Board member Joe B. Johnson consults on government communication and technology after a career in the United States Foreign Service.  He is an instructor for the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, where he teaches strategic planning for public diplomacy. At the Computer Sciences Corporation from 2005 until October of 2012, Johnson advised…

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Alan Heil

Alan L. Heil Jr. Board member Summary: As a 36-year veteran of the Voice of America (VOA), Alan Heil traveled to more than 40 countries a foreign correspondent in the Middle East, and later as director of News and Current Affairs, deputy director of programs, and deputy director of the nation’s largest publicly-funded overseas multimedia…

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Brian Carlson

Brian Carlson Board member Summary: A career public diplomacy officer, Brian Carlson advises the InterMedia research organization on military and foreign affairs issues and manages communication strategies for private clients. Career Ambassador Brian E. Carlson, a former Career Minister in the United States Foreign Service, currently assists international media and audience analysis firm InterMedia on…

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Professor Adam Clayton Powell III

Adam Clayton Powell III Board member Adam Clayton Powell III is Director, Washington Programs for the University of Southern California’s Center on Communication Leadership and Policy and directs the Center’s Internet of Things (IoT) Emergency Response Initiative. He is also University Fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. Until the fall of 2010, Powell…

Martha Bayles

Martha Bayles Martha Bayles writes and lectures frequently about the arts, music, media, and public diplomacy. Her latest book, Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad (Yale 2014) was described by American Diplomacy as “the freshest and most original treatment of U.S. Public Diplomacy in many years.” Currently she is…

Dr. Sherry Mueller

Dr. Sherry Mueller Sherry L. Mueller, Ph.D.serves as an adjunct professor at the School of International Service (SIS), American University, Washington, D.C. She teaches an undergraduate course and a graduate Practicum entitled Cultural Diplomacy and International Exchange. Dr. Mueller provided leadership for the National Council for International Visitors (now Global Ties U.S.) since 1996, first…

William P. Kiehl

KIEHL, WILLIAM P. Bill Kiehl is founding President & CEO of PD Worldwide, consultants in international public affairs, higher education management, and cross-cultural communication. Dr. Kiehl is the current Books Editor of the journal American Diplomacy, published by the American Diplomacy Foundation in cooperation with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a former…

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David S. Jackson

David S. Jackson David Jackson is a veteran journalist and former U.S. government official with extensive multimedia communications experience in domestic and international markets. During his early career as a journalist, he worked at The Chicago Daily News, then spent 23 years as a correspondent and bureau chief for Time Magazine covering a wide range…

Donald M. Bishop

Donald M. Bishop Donald M. Bishop is the Bren Chair of Strategic Communications at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. Mr. Bishop served as a Foreign Service Officer – first in the U.S. Information Agency and then in the Department of State – for 31 years.  Specializing in Public Diplomacy, political-military affairs, and East Asia,…