US Embassy Lisbon image (not from entry) from[…]Deadline: 31 May 2019The U.S. Embassy Lisbon Office of Public Affairs (OPA) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Small Grants Program.OPA invites proposals from individuals, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions for projects that strengthen the bilateral ties between the U.S. and Portugal. OPA will only consider grants that have an American component or aspect in their proposal.Priority Program AreasMedia Literacy and Countering Misinformation: activities that promote media literacy and critical thinking, resist malign influence, and counter disinformation.Trade and Investment: activities which support the expansion of U.S. exports and investments, improve the connections between U.S. and Portuguese businesses, and/or expand economic opportunities for women and underserved populations.Technology and Innova..
Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 For America’s Public Diplomacy, no time to waste Donald M. Bishop As all wait for President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominations, it’s not too soon to begin thinking about the grave challenges America faces in public diplomacy. There’s no time to waste. Had Hillary Clinton been elected, her administration would simply haveRead more
Two innovations that will transform the Foreign Ministry’s communications were introduced at the meeting of ambassadors and consuls (#REC2016): SREtv and SREmonitor. Today, diplomacy cannot be understood without effective communication. The information and knowledge society creates new ways of producing and consuming information that are moving further and further away from conventional methods. Today,Read more
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ALVIN A. SNYDER (Age 82)
Of McLean, passed away on January 28, 2019. He was born in Trenton and graduated from the University of Miami. He became executive producer at CBS News, later winning a Grammy Award for his work on Edward R. Murrow [JB — see] “A Reporter Remembers.” Later, he was recruited by the Nixon White House to run TV operations after which he became a news executive at WMAQ-Chicago where he garnered 11 Emmy Awards. He returned to Washington as Director of TV & Film at the USIA [JB – see]. As an Annenberg Senior Fellow, his book on the use of propaganda by the U.S. Government, “Warriors of Disinformation,” was published in 1996. He later became a Senior Fellow for the USC Center on Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis].
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Anne Glassman Snyder; daughter Carole Heller; son James, and four grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St. Falls Church, ..
“People think that data is in the cloud, but it’s not,” said Jayne Stowell, who oversees construction of Google’s undersea cable projects. “It’s in the ocean.”
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–Adam Satariano, “How the Internet Travels Across Oceans,” The New York Times
*Inside the ship, workers spool the cable into cavernous tanks. One person walks the cable swiftly in a circle, as if laying out a massive garden hose, while others lie down to hold it in place to ensure it doesn’t snag or knot. Even with teams working around the clock, it takes about four weeks before the ship is loaded up with enough cable to hit the open sea.