Event Archive

Virtual PD Monitoring Forum: How the US election is explained to the world

December 15, 2020

 

Global conversation on how the US election is being explained to the world. This event began with opening remarks by Hon. Ashok Mirpuri, Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States of America, followed by panelists from around the world (in alphabetical order):
  • Jeff Ballou, News Editor of the Americas at Al Jazeera Media Network
  • Jacqueline Charles, Carribbean/Haiti Correspondent, Miami Herald
  • Vasily Gatov, Russian media researcher and author
  • Anton Harber, co-founder of South Africa’s anti-apartheid Weekly Mail newspaper, now Caxton Professor of Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • Insun Kang, Deputy Managing Editor, The Chosun Ilbo, and former Washington bureau chief, Chosun Media
  • Anita Li, who teaches at Centennial College in Toronto and the City University of New York

This meeting was presented by the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, Geoffrey Cowan, Director and Adam Powell III, Director of Washington Programs.

To watch the recording, please click here.

For more information, please read the Public Diplomacy Council’s blog about this forum.

 

Diplomacy in Blue: Willis Conover and the international impact of jazz

August 3, 2020

 

Tribute to the life and career of Voice of America jazz specialist Willis Conover. The virtual forum was chaired by former VOA Director Geoffrey Cowan of USC. Speakers included:

  • Rick Barnes, VOA Supervisor for Radio and Multimedia Operations
  • Nick Cull, USC professor and public diplomacy scholar
  • Ed Gursky, former VOA Chief of Music Branch
  • Arturo Sandoval, American-Cuban jazz trumpeter, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, 10-time Grammy award winner

This meeting was presented by the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, Geoffrey Cowan, Director and Adam Powell III, Director of Washington Programs,  and the Public Diplomacy Association of America (PDAA), the Public Diplomacy Council (PDC).

To watch the recording, please click here.

For more information, please read the Public Diplomacy Council’s blog about this forum.