Ambassador James J. Blanchard, former Ambassador to Canada (1993-1996) and Governor of Michigan (1983-1991), donated $1 million to establish a public service award and lecture series at Michigan State University.
On July 8, the Council of American Ambassadors is co-sponsoring a reception honoring the U.S. Marine Corps Embassy Security Guards. The guests of honor are the graduates of the most recent USMC Embassy Guard Detachment Commanders class and their spouses.
Monica Damberg-Ott, a Cultural and Educational Programs Coordinator in the Office of Public Diplomacy for the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Angie Smith, a regional policy officer for the Near Eastern Affairs region in the Bureau of International Information Programs, and Shanna Surendra, Desk Officer for Portugal and Malta, were selected as the 2015-2016 Davis Public Diplomacy Fellows.
Congratulations to Samuel Magaram '11, who was elected as President of the Association, and Daniella Mak '09, Patrick May ‘10, Daniel Severson '09, and Jasmine Wyatt ’14, who were elected Vice Presidents.
Monica Sledjeski, Angie Smith, and Shanna Surendra, the Council’s Davis Public Diplomacy Fellows for 2015-2016, will participate in the USC Center on Public Diplomacy’s Summer Institute from July 5 through July 17.