How have governments, NGOs and international institutions adapted their public diplomacy efforts to respond effectively to growing threats to security?
How are transnational NGO networks advancing human security goals of social justice and well-being through public diplomacy and global engagement?
How can Civil Society engage in public diplomacy to address issues of human and national security?
Opening Keynote: Ivan Sigal, Executive Director, Global Voices
Closing Keynote: Anita Sharma, Senior Director of Millennium Development Goals Initiatives, United Nations Foundation
Robert Bole; Director of Global Strategy, BBG
Dr. Beatrice Edwards; Executive Director, Government Accountability Project
Marie Harf; Strategic Communication Adviser to the Secretary of State
Macon Phillips; Coordinator for the Bureau of International Information Programs
John Prendergast; Founding Director, Enough Project
Marshall Stowell, VP; External Relations and Communications, Population Services International
Sam Worthington; President and CEO, InterAction
Taunya Atwood; Senior Program Officer for the Community Solutions Program, IREX Jeanne Bourghault; President and CEO, Internews
Maria de los Angelos Crummett; Deputy VP, Scholar Exchanges, and Executive Director, CIES, Institute of International Education
Ken Harper; Director of the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
Followed by a US Diplomacy Center Simulation, an Informational Career Fair, and a Maxwell School-sponsored Networking Reception to close the evening.
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."