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.
The Council of American Ambassadors has selected the 2015 Class of International Affairs Fellows. The Fellowship program enables outstanding undergraduate students to come to Washington, D.C. and participate in a prestigious summer program that combines mentoring by former U.S. ambassadors, practical training through internships at the Department of State, and academic studies in international affairs.
Ambassador Aldona Z. Wos (Ambassador to Estonia, 2004-2006) received the Sister Cities International Diplomatic Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional support of Sister Cities International’s mission: to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation—one individual, one community at a time.
The Ambassadors’ Forum is a joint initiative of the Council of American Ambassadors, the Diplomatic Courier magazine, and Meridian International Center. The series captures the views of Ambassadors from around the world on the critical role of diplomacy in addressing current global challenges.