Co-sponsored with the Pacific Council on International Policy
In today’s turbulent political climate, practitioners of public diplomacy are thinking about the future. What challenges, opportunities, and potential transformations exist? Are public diplomats, non-state actors, and scholars in the field prepared for the major disruptions taking place in geopolitics and information technology? From transnational public diplomacy to human rights to the U.S.’ image abroad, this panel will explore and present forward-thinking perspectives for the practitioner and scholar. CPD is pleased to co-sponsor this panel at Pacific Council on International Policy's spring conference.
Fadi Chehadé: CPD Advisory Board Member; Chairman and CEO, Chehadé & Company
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."