Monday, March 11, 2013

Lecture on Public Diplomacy and Countering Violent Extremism...Don't Miss It!

Don't miss an exciting lecture by U.S. Department of State Under Secretary Tara Sonenshine about “Public Diplomacy and Countering Violent Extremism” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 in Stamp Student Union's Atrium (Rm. 1107). Sonenshine will discuss international terrorism, public diplomacy, why we use online media and social networking and the power of video games to counter extremism.

This is the first time she will make public remarks on the topic. Please RSVP to infostart@start.umd.edu.

Sonenshine was formerly Executive Vice President of the United States Institute of Peace. Prior to joining the United States Institute of Peace, she was a strategic communications adviser to many international organizations including USIP, the International Crisis Group, Internews, CARE, The American Academy of Diplomacy, and the International Women’s Media Foundation. Sonenshine served in various capacities at the White House during the Clinton Administration, including Transition Director and Director of Foreign Policy Planning for the National Security Council and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Communications for the NSC.