ICANN is proud to help the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism put together the first-ever USC Annenberg Internet Diplomacy Spring Institute.
The aim of the week-long course will be to educate officials, diplomats, those running international organizations and other key decision-makers about the growing field of Internet, Internet governance and their political and economic relevance in order to form deeper understandings of the complexity of Internet-related issues and current debates in this area.
Class time will be taken to establish a better understanding of public diplomacy and public engagement issues. It will also cover different approaches associated with the global Internet that can empower participants to contribute even more effectively on the global stage.
Candidates should work in one of the above fields and have a working knowledge of some Internet policy and governance topics.
Date(s): March 13-19, 2016 Location: USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles, CA Application: Visit http://bit.ly/internetspring to apply Deadline: January 31, 2015 Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
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."