Protocol in Action

PDI-POA Members in the News

PDI-POA Members Ambassador Mary Mel French, Chris Young and Pam Eyring are all quoted in an article from the New Republic discussing how President Obama could have handled the 10 December handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro: http://www.newrepublic.com/node/115889/print.

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.

We are pleased to announce that our application to join the Convention Industry Council has been accepted. Read the announcement to membership and the press release issued by CIC.
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

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.