Back Issues of PDAA Today

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

Finland’s Centennial and Public Diplomacy Examined at Monday Forum

Amb. Kirsti Kauppi (Embassy of Finland)

(23 September 2017) The ambassador to the U.S. from Finland will describe the key role played by public diplomacy in that country’s centennial celebration at the next First Monday Forum, set for Monday, 2 October 2017 beginning at 12:00 noon, at American Foreign Service Association in Washington, D.C.


Murrow Center Director Featured at Next First Monday Forum

Edward Schumacher-Matos (Fletcher School, Tufts University)

(23 July 2016). Edward Schumacher-Matos, director of the Edward R. Murrow Center at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts will be the featured speaker at the next First Monday Forum on 1 August 2016. The discussion takes place at American Foreign Service Association in Washington, D.C., but at a […]

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 […]

Hear About Popular Culture and Public Diplomacy at Next First Monday Forum


The next Public Diplomacy Council/USC First Monday lunch forum takes place on Monday, 5 May at 12:00 pm, featuring Martha Bayles discussing popular culture and public diplomacy. Bayles is author of the book Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad (Yale University Press, 2014).

A frequent contributor to […]

Cuba Exchanges Explored at April 22 PDAA Lunch Program

Havana rooftop, January 2013. (A. Kotok)

Reservations are now closed.

A panel of experts and recent visitors discussed the role of private exchanges in maintaining contacts between the U.S. and Cuba, and whether private exchanges could help pave the way to an eventual normalization of relations between the two countries, at a special Public […]

John Zogby Discusses Strategies to Engage Millenials at PDAA, AFSA Forum [UPDATED]

UPDATE 2: A little snow won’t stop us. The forum with John Zogby is still on for Tuesday, March 4.

UPDATE 1: New date and time for the event.

Pollster and political analyst John Zogby will examine attitudes of young Americans and offer ideas about harnessing their talents for global engagement at a […]