Briefly, as Public Diplomacy Week comes to a close, the "week" may actually be a month. In other words, this might be declared Public Diplomacy Month. Besides the likely official announcement of the intent to nominate Judith McHale for Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, there will likely more public and vigorous discussion on public diplomacy percolating to the surface.
Among the events next week I want to draw your attention to, is a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee:
Hearing Engaging with Muslim Communities Around the World
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009
Time: 2:30 p.m.
The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright, Former Secretary of State
Admiral William J. Fallon, USN (ret.) Former Commander of U.S. Central Command
Dalia Mogahed, Executive Director, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies
Eboo Patel, Executive Director, Interfaith Youth Core
...Additional witnesses may be added
Nothing more to add right now.