Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will be honored as one of five 2015 Global Generation Award Winners at the Millennium Campus Network’s (MCN) seventh annual conference at the UN Headquarters in New York today. The award will come at the end of the 7th Annual Millennium Campus Conference, a gathering of some 500 university student leaders from over 50 countries, which is being held by Millennium Campus Network.
The award will recognize the Under Secretary’s current role in empowering young people internationally, as well as his efforts to promote national service while he served as managing editor of Time Magazine. Past honorees include Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee, NY Times writer Nicholas Kristof, and Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet.
The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) is a Boston-based, national non-profit committed to supporting the efforts of university student leaders working towards global development. Through its innovative fellowship program and annual conference, the MCN supports the next generation of global leaders on campuses across America.
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." 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."