U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will present the inaugural Emerging Young Leaders Award during a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in the Ben Franklin Room at the U.S. Department of State. Under Secretary Stengel will be joined in recognizing ten remarkable young people from around the world by Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan.
For the first time, the Department of State’s Emerging Young Leaders Award recognizes international youth for their efforts to create constructive social change.
The 2016 honorees were announced on April 13. Biographies and photos are available here. Learn more about the award and exchange program at exchanges.state.gov/eyl.
Follow the conversation online with #EYLeaders, @ECAatState and @ECA_AS.
The ceremony will be live-streamed on eca.state.gov starting at 10:00 a.m.
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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."