Deadline: 1 August 2016 The U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section, U.S. Department of State (PAS) is pleased to announce the funding availability through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program to support exchange between the U.S. and South Africa with the aim of improving mutual respect and understanding. Priorities Culture / American Society; Educational Initiatives; Democracy, Good Governance, and Rule of law; Human Rights and Civil Society; Science and … [Read more...]
Deadline: 30 September 2016 The U.S. Embassy Antananarivo Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the funding availability through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program to support exchange between the U.S. and Madagascar or the Comoros with the aim of improving mutual respect and understanding. Project Priorities Advance good governance in the Madagascar and the Comoros through the promotion of improved transparency and accountability in … [Read more...]
Deadline: 15 August 2016 The U.S. Embassy San Salvador, Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce the funding availability through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program to enhance relations and mutual understanding between El Salvador and the United States of America and support goals outlined in the bi-lateral Partnership for Growth (PFG). Proposals should focus on raising awareness of citizens’ roles and responsibilities and citizen participation in reaching their goals. Projects … [Read more...]
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."