DACOR: FRUS Launch: Public Diplomacy Under the Kennedy Administration

Start Date/Time: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:00
End Date/Time: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00

With Ms. Kristen Ahlberg, Mr. Charles Hawley & Prof. Nicholas Cull. In this volume of the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), Public Diplomacy 1961 - 1963, the public diplomacy efforts of the John F. Kennedy administration are documented. A major emphasis of the volume is the role USIA played in presenting U.S. foreign policy objectives to the world during a time of social change within the U.S. The volume illustrates how USIA and the Department of State pursued public diplomacy against the backdrop of crisis, including the Bay of Pigs invasion, the construction of the Berlin Wall, Laos, Vietnam, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Additional documentation chronicles the administration's attempts to develop a national cultural policy, the importance of overseas polling, and the Department of State's education exchange activities. To access the volume, visit https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1917-72PubDipv06. This event costs $20 and includes reception food.