The XIV International Student Camp “Slavic Commonwealth – 2015” is taking place in Sochi. Students and teachers from universities and secondary schools, young scientists, experts in the field of youth politics, students of ecclesiastical academies and seminaries, members of student public organizations from the regions of the Russian Federation and 16 neighboring states have become its participants.
International Youth Congress of Compatriots “Youth for Unity and Development” is being held within the framework of the project. It is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
The Gorchakov Fund supported a trip of a group of experts to that congress. They will participate in a discussion on the topic of “International projects as an instrument for development of public diplomacy”.
A presentation on activities of the Gorchakov Fund is planned to be made at the congress to young compatriots. The XIV International Student Camp “Slavic Commonwealth – 2015” will finish its work on August 31.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."