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      February 14, 2019

      Thursday   5:30 PM

      6729 Westfield Boulevard
      Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

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      Distinguished Speakers - Citizen Diplomacy

      Since 1955 the Indiana Council of World Affairs’s Distinguished Speaker Series has brought some of the world’s best minds to Indianapolis for a dinner presentation to discuss international topics of interest. Our events are open to anyone with an interest in international topics - ICWA members and non-members.  Event date: Thursday, February 14 Speaker: Katherine Brown Dr. Katherine Brown is the President & CEO of Global Ties US, the largest and oldest citizen diplomacy network in the United States. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University. Previously, Katherine was a Public Policy Manager at Facebook, Inc., where she was also in residence as a Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) International Affairs Fellow, and served as the Executive Director of the US Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. She received her PhD in communications from Columbia University in 2013. Her book, "Your Country, Our War: The Press and Diplomacy in Afghanistan" will be released by Oxford University Press in March 2019. Topic: Citizen Diplomacy  Co-sponsor:  For nearly half a century, The International Center has served as a guide to the world’s cultural landscape and a catalyst for the Indiana’s international growth. Working in collaboration with businesses, organizations, government agencies, educational institutions and civic leaders, The Center works to support and expand Indiana’s global profile through a variety of programs and services, and through convening diverse interests who share common international goals. The International Center is a member of Global Ties US. Overview:  The success of any country’s public diplomacy efforts ultimately rests on its reserve of soft power. Soft power is reflective of the mosaic of people and institutions that make up a country and its collective creativity, ideas, innovation, and progress. To develop the kind of empathy in international affairs we need to mitigate conflict, a country’s official public diplomacy efforts to build these relationships must feel authentic to the receiver. But by creating better systems to strategize and measure public diplomacy’s impact, we can better understand foreign audiences, how they relate to us, and calibrate and re-calibrate how to connect with them for the very long term.  Source: CDP blog  We hope you can join us for this engaging event. 5:30 - Reception 6:15 - Dinner 7:00 - Talk Please make dinner reservations by Sunday, February 10 to allow the kitchen to prepare meals.  ICWA Membership has its privileges. Members receive discounts on tickets. Guests of members receive member pricing when tickets are purchased together (when ordered in the same order, 1 time per season).  To become a member, please go to our website here: Membership  For those mailing checks, please add a $3 processing fee to the Dinner+Talk fee. 

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