From 7 to 9 July a high level public diplomacy event will take place on the margins of the NATO Summit in Warsaw to talk about the key issues on the Summit’s agenda, to look beyond 2016 and to debate the future of the Alliance as the pillar of transatlantic security.
The Warsaw Summit Experts' Forum is organised by the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and GLOBSEC, in partnership with the Atlantic Council, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
The speakers' list includes the NATO Secretary General, the President of Poland, other Heads of State and Government, ministers, officials, as well as international think-tankers and experts.
All the speeches and panel discussions will be live-streamed via www.wsef.pism.pl.
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."