Back Issues of PDAA Today

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

USC to Hold Forum on Public Diplomacy Leadership

U.S. Institute of Peace (

28 September 2015. University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy is holding a forum on global leadership in public diplomacy, on Wednesday, 14 October, at 8:30 am. The event takes place at U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.

The forum features a conversation with Richard Stengel, […]

Commission 2015 Report Highlights PD Successes, Shortcomings


27 September 2015. The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, an independent panel that reviews U.S. public diplomacy strategy and activities, notes an improvement in the conduct of public diplomacy and international broadcasting since its last report in December 2014, but still highlights the need for better structures and processes to support […]

Forum to Examine Democratic Transitions

Democratic Transitions. Edited by Sergio Bitar and Abraham F. Lowenthal. (Johns Hopkins University Press)

27 September 2015. The next First Monday forum examines the experiences of several nations in their transition to democracy, on Monday 5 October at American Foreign Service Association headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The featured speaker is Abe Lowenthal, professor of […]

China Cultural Diplomacy Focus of PDAA, Confucius Institute Program

Updated 19 December 2015, new photos. The Confucius Institute and China’s Cultural Diplomacy was the topic of a luncheon program on Thursday, October 22, 2015, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, at the Textile Museum on the George Washington University campus. The event was sponsored by PDAA, an Association of Public Diplomacy Professionals and The Confucius […]

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, […]

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 […]