As the paradigm shifts from professional diplomacy to public diplomacy, the PDC seeks to contribute to world peace and co-prosperity through activities such as research, education and training, implementation, networking with public and private partnerships, as well as service and sharing, all of which will raise awareness of public diplomacy among citizens of Korea and the world. As its first task, the PDC will explore the Korean public diplomacy model that best encourages active citizen participation. As a result, the PDC intends to strengthen the Korean Government’s public diplomacy capacity in such areas as policy PR, knowledge and information, culture and art, and community service and sharing.
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."