Annual Symposium

The 8th annual Public Diplomacy Symposium, titled “Building a More Secure World: Public Diplomacy for 21st Century Actors” will be held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, November 5, 2015.

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To register, please click here.

Schedule is as follows:

8:30 – 9 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast

9 – 10:20 a.m. Welcome and Opening Keynote
Keynote: Ivan SigalExecutive Director of Global Voices

10:25 – 11:35 a.m.  Panel One
Moderator: Shanthi Kalathil, Georgetown University
Panelists: Robert Bole, Director of Global Strategy, BBG; Dr. Beatrice Edwards, Executive Director, Government Accountability Project; Marie Harf, Strategic Communication Adviser to the Secretary of State;  Macon Phillips, Coordinator for the Bureau of International Information Programs

11:40 – 12:50 p.m.  Panel Two
Moderator: Dr. R.S. Zaharna, American University
Panelists: John Prendergast, Founding Director, Enough Project; Marshall Stowell, Vice President, External Relations and Communications, Population Services International;  Sam Worthington, President and CEO, InterAction

1 – 2 p.m.  Catered Lunch

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.  Panel Three
Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Clinton, President, Global Ties
Panelists:  Taunya Atwood, Senior Program Officer for the Community Solutions Program, IREX; Jeanne Bourgault, President and CEO, Internews; Maria de los Angelos Crummett, Deputy VP Scholar Exchanges, and Executive Director, CIES, Institute of International Education;  Ken Harper, Director, Newhouse Center for Global Engagement, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

2 – 4 p.m. US Diplomacy Center Simulation ‘Protection & Prevention: Minorities, Refugees & International Resolution’ [separate registration]

3:30 – 5 p.m.  Informational Career Fair

5:30 – 9 p.m. Networking Event and Awards Ceremony
Keynote: Anita Sharma, Executive Director of Millennium Development Goals Initiatives at the United Nations Foundation

 

Previous years’ themes have included:

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2014 – More as the Story Develops: Diplomacy, the Media, and the Public — Trending Towards Trust or Distrust?

2013 – Actors and Actions in a Globalized World

2012 – The Politics of Change

2011 – Building Bridges: The Tools of Public Diplomacy

2010 – Culture, Media, and World Affairs: Diplomacy at the Nexus

2009 – Cultural Diplomacy

2008 – 1st Annual Public Diplomacy Symposium