Protocol in Action (updated February 17, 2013)
PDI-POA Members in the News
Our own member, April Guice is identified in a recent article, "Meridian Spotlights Work of Embassy Social Secretaries" published in The Diplomatic Pouch e-newsletter. Read about the recent assembly of diplomatic support staff at the Meridian International Center and the friendly ribbing amongst the highest level protocol professionals.
Ambassador Mary Mel French was quoted in the Washington Post's article, "Dinner at America's Table: How a White House Rite Evolved."
Protocol in the News
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PDI-POA member Kathleen Ryan shares this interesting article about a protocol partnership between USAID and Turkmenistan. (source: TREND online)
The U.S. State Department sponsored an "Experience America" tour toNew Orleans, Louisiana for foreign ambassadors. See a video report from The Early Show. (CBS News)
October 13, 2011 The President and Mrs. Obama hosted
His Excellency Lee Myung-bak, President of the Republic of Korea, and Mrs. Kim Yoon-ok at a White House state dinner. What's on the menu; Invited guests; Business conducted ; Trade agreement ratification.
On-line Cross Cultural Training Web site: these self-paced modules allows you to see how astute you are with traveling abroad. Designed for college students, there is a lot of relevant information.
Vienna Convention on Consular Relations: PDF Link
Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations: PDF Link
Explanation of academic costumes and ceremonies, such as commencement and honorary degrees, at institutions of higher education: American Council on Education
How to sign up for daily press briefings from the Department of State: Click here
U.S. Department of State Telephone Directory of Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts (unclassified) August 2008: PDF Link