Friday, September 28, 2018

News and Events: PDC Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Events

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Monday, October 1: “U.S. Agency for Global Media’s Role in the Era of Disinformation” with Dr. Haroon K. Ullah, Chief Strategy Officer, U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors
Monday, Nov. 5: Panel on 30 Years of Public Diplomacy, 1988-2018
Monday, Dec. 3: Dr. Josephine (Jody) Olsen, the Director of the Peace Corps
To attend a First Monday Forum, please RSVP at

Private tour for PDC members: On Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., the Embassy of Spain is offering us a private tour of its new exhibit “Recovered Memories: Spain and the Support for the American Revolution.” The exhibit covers much more:  it is a “chronological journey of Spanish-American relations beginning with Spain’s own Age of Enlightenment during the reign of Charles III, through the times of European and American revolutions, and ending with the technological advancements at the turn of the 20th century.” More:
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Events of possible interest this week (and most will be webcast):
Mon 9/24 10 am World Bank: “Measuring Economic Empowerment: From Innovation to Action”

Mon 9/24 noon Heritage: “Religious Freedom and Peace in South and Southwest Asia”

Mon 9/24 5 pm GTI/GW: screening of “Kano,” the true story of a multicultural high school baseball team from southern Taiwan as it competed for the Japanese High School Baseball Championship in 1931.

Mon 9/24 6:45 pm Confucius Inst: screening of “Tharlo” and discussion with director Pema Tseden

Tue 9/25 noon GW: “Africanistan: Development or Jihad”

Tue 9/25 noon MEI: “Agriculture in Syria: Building Resilience amid Conflict”

Tue 9/25 1 pm AU: “How AIDS, Ebola, and Zika Changed US Diplomacy”

Tue 9/25 1:30 pm Stimson: Assistant Secretary Chris Ford on transforming foreign assistance into a global, agile, threat-prioritized, and responsive nonproliferation programming tool.

Tue 9/25 2 pm CSIS: “What CFIUS Reform Means for Foreign Investment in the United States”

Wed 9/26 8:30 am CSIS: Beyond the Water’s Edge: bipartisan efforts to strengthen U.S. foreign assistance tools

Wed 9/26 9 am all day Heritage/IWP: “Ronald Reagan and John-Paul II: The Partnership that Changed the World”

Wed 9/26 10 am Foreign Affairs: “Genocide Against the Burmese Rohingya”

Wed 9/26 12:15 pm New America: “America’s First Foreign Fighter for al Qaeda After 9/11: Bryant Neal Viñas Tells His Story”

Thu 9/27 noon GW: “Use of Evidence to Promote Inclusiveness in the NASSP”

Thu 9/27 2 pm Foreign Affairs: “China’s War on Christianity and Other Religious Faiths”

Thu 9/27 2 pm House Foreign Affairs: “Europe and Eurasia: Ensuring Resources Match Objectives”

Thu 9/27 4 pm GW: “Assessing the Terrorist Threat In and From Central Asia”

Thu 9/27 5 pm CSIS: David Sanger on “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age”

Thu 9/27 6:30 pm Embassy of Japan: “New York Japan CineFest 2018”

Thu 9/27 Meridian: “New Ambassadors Welcome Reception”

Mon 10/1 noon: PDC/PDAA/USC: “U.S. Agency for Global Media’s Role in the Era of Disinformation”

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