Sunday, December 16, 2018

[Public Diplomacy Council report]

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report on Dec. forum w Jody Olsen, events of interest this week


Public Diplomacy Council

2:57 PM (17 minutes ago)
to AdamHunter, bcc: John.H30
Dear Colleagues,

If you missed this month’s First Monday forum with Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen, you can see Alan Heil’s article on her remarks at

Our next First Monday lunch forum on Jan. 7 will feature Emerson Brooking and Peter Singer, authors of  Like War: The Weaponization of Social Media. As usual, we will convene at George Washington University’s Elliott School, in the Lindner Commons, Rom 602. And as always we ask that you RSVP to so we have an accurate count for catering. More about Brooking, Singer and their book at

Change of date for the next Council meeting The next meeting of the Council membership will be on Monday morning, February 11th, instead of Monday, February 4th.  The Council meeting will immediately precede our Feb. 11 lunch forum with Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce.
Help Wanted:  PDC Board members and officers.  Five members of the Public Diplomacy Council board will be stepping down early in 2019, including the President, Secretary and Treasurer, due to having served the maximum length of time permitted by the PDC By Laws.  Term limits!  We welcome those interested in assuming a leadership role in the organization to step forward. No rush: We will discuss this at the next Council membership meeting on Monday, February 11th, with a final decision a few months later.

Future PDC / PDAA / USC forums:
Monday, Jan. 7: The Weaponization of Social Media, with Emerson Brooking and Peter Singer, authors of
Mon. Feb. 11 (note new date): Hon. Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, bio:

Events of possible interest this week (and most will be webcast):

Mon 12/17 10 am Heritage: “China’s Belt and Road in Context”
Mon 12/17 4 pm Wilson: "Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel"
Mon 12/17 5 pm GW: Concert and Lecture: “Building Trust through Music Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula”
Mon 12/17 6:30 pm SAIS: “European Foreign Policy in an Age of Populism”

Tue 12/18 6 pm Embassy of France: “How to Reform Multilateralism to Support Peace?”

Wed 12/19 9 am CSIS: “Innovation, Partnership, and Self-Reliance: Health Policy Lessons from India’s Bihar State”

Have a great week!


Adam Clayton Powell III, President
Public Diplomacy Council 

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