The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) will hold its next quarterly public meeting from 10:00am-11:30am on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106. The Dirksen Senate Office Building is on Constitution Ave, NE between 1st and 2nd St, NE.
The Commission Members will introduce the key findings from the 2016 Comprehensive Annual Report on Public Diplomacy and International Broadcasting, a report mandated by Congress to itemize and describe all public diplomacy and U.S. international media activities worldwide. The report will be released at the meeting in book form and will also be available on ACPD's website, www.state.gov/pdcommission, as will the meeting's transcript.
Dirksen Senate Office Building - Room 106, Washington, DC 20002 - View Map
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."