The Interel Washington Group (IWG) is pleased to announce the launch of the Interel U.S. Elections 2016 microsite, www.interelinsight.us, an informational resource by and for public affairs professionals in the U.S. and abroad.
More than just news on the latest polls or primary results, this election microsite provides insights on the very dynamic political and public affairs arena in the United States in 2016. Visit to learn more about what you need to watch for in the unique – and long – U.S. presidential electoral process, and how government relations in the U.S. changes in an election year. We will also be taking questions online for a regular U.S. elections Q and A column.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University (http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/jhb7/) for over ten years, he still shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."