The @america facility is a pioneering initiative in public diplomacy, brought to you by the American people. We are a one-of-a-kind cultural center with a fully equipped performance stage and tiered seating gallery, exhibition area with quarterly projected image exhibitions, state-of-the-art technologies, and educational resources; and a classroom area for intimate workshops and meetings. We are located on the 3rd Floor of Pacific Place Mall in the Sudirman Central Business District in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The facility is open every day of the year, Monday – Friday, 1pm – 9pm and Saturday, 10am – 9pm. The @america facility and all of its programs are free and open to the public.
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."