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93rd Annual Meeting with Katherine Brown on the Press & Diplomacy in Afghanistan

Starts: 10/02/2019 @ 6:00 pm
Ends: 10/02/2019 @ 9:00 pm
Springfield Sheraton Hotel | 1 Boland Way | Springfield, MA 01103
The World Affairs Council’s 93rd Annual Meeting and Dinner will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Springfield Sheraton at Monarch Place at 6:00 PM. Dr. Katherine Brown, President & CEO of Global Ties US, will speak on her new book, Your Country, Our War: The Press and Diplomacy in Afghanistan.

We will also present the second Sue C. Root Award for Citizen Diplomacy to New England Public Radio's Media Lab.

This event is sponsored by Bacon\Wilson Attorneys at Law and the Springfield Public Schools Parent and Community Engagement Center,

Special thanks to NAI/Plotkin.

Dr. Brown also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University's Security Studies Program. She began her career in the National Security Council at the White House and first traveled to Afghanistan in 2003 as a U.S. embassy press aide, to return several times over 13 years. From 2013 to 2016, Katherine served as Executive Director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, an office authorized by Congress to strengthen U.S. engagement with foreign citizens. She was a Public Policy Manager at Facebook, Inc. where she was also in residence as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow. Your Country, Our War is the first book to review news media dynamics of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, America's longest continuous combat engagement in history.

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