March 27, 2013
Under Secretary Sonenshine: Public Diplomacy and Countering Violent Extremism
START will host U.S. Department of State Under Secretary Tara Sonenshine as she discusses “Public Diplomacy and Countering Violent Extremism” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 at the University of Maryland. The event will be held in Stamp Student Union's Atrium (Rm. 1107) and is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Sonenshine will discuss international terrorism, public diplomacy, why we use online media and social networking and the power of video games to counter extremism.
Sonenshine was formerly Executive Vice President of the United States Institute of Peace. Prior to joining the United States Institute of Peace, she was a strategic communications adviser to many international organizations including USIP, the International Crisis Group, Internews, CARE, The American Academy of Diplomacy, and the International Women’s Media Foundation. Sonenshine served in various capacities at the White House during the Clinton Administration, including Transition Director and Director of Foreign Policy Planning for the National Security Council and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Communications for the NSC.