Sunday, June 28, 2009
Fifty Years Later -- From Face-Off to Facebook
George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs is organizing a conference on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Nixon-Khrushchev "Kitchen Debate" and the U.S. exhibition at Moscow's Sokolniki Park -- still the single most famous initiative in the history of U.S. public diplomacy. The conference will examine the significance of those events as well as explore new opportunities for U.S. public diplomacy in a Web 2.0 world.
Entitled "Face-off to Facebook: From the Nixon-Khrushchev Kitchen Debate to Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century," the all-day conference will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at GWU's Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street NW in Washington, D.C. Hosted by CNN special correspondent and GW professor Frank Sesno, the conference is open to scholars, journalists, diplomats, and innovators in the use of new media, along with interested members of the public. The conference website is located here.