The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will meet in open session in Room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building (First Street at Constitution Avenue, NW) in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 22 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
The Commission Members will discuss the findings and recommendations from its congressionally-mandated 2015 Comprehensive Annual Report on U.S. Public Diplomacy and International Broadcasting Activities worldwide, which details the cost, origin and scope of these activities worldwide.
This meeting is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, the Department of State, Department of Defense, the media, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. To attend and make any requests for reasonable accommodation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2014. Please plan to arrive by 9:45 a.m. to allow time to pass through security.
Other questions concerning the meeting or the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State should be directed to its Senior Advisor, Chris Hensman at HensmanCD@state.gov.
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."