The U.S. Embassy in Romania, the National Library of Romania, and the Youth Forum Association invite the Romanian public to visit a valuable exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy.
“American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” brings together images culled from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives that capture the dramatic scope of Kennedy’s life.
Based on the book JFK: A Vision for America, edited by historian Douglas Brinkley and JFK’s nephew, Stephen Kennedy Smith, “American Visionary” will be on view at the National Library of Romania, Symposium Exhibit Hall, from May 2 through May 19, 2017.
The exhibition is organized by Lawrence Schiller of Wiener Schiller Productions and is also traveling to thirty countries as well as museums in the United States, starting with the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. in May 2017 and the New York Historical Society in New York, opening in late June 2017.
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."