Global Engagement Center Focus of July 8 Forum

The program with Dan Kimmage was recorded and is available here.

See also Joe Johnson's blogpost concerning the GEC by clicking here.

Join us for a program with Dan Kimmage, Principal Deputy Coordinator of the State Department’s Global Engagement Center.

The program will take place in person at the USC Capital Campus (1771 N Street Northwest Washington, DC 20036) and via Zoom. To register for in-person participation, including a light lunch, click here. To register for the Zoom program, click here.

For the history of the GEC, see the recent report from the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Click here for the report.

The program is sponsored by PDCA, the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, and the GWU Institute for Public Diplomacy & Global Communication. 

Dan Kimmage’s public service career includes serving in a number of State Department positions, including covering counter terrorism issues for the Office of Policy Planning and as the Principal Deputy Coordinator of the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications. From 2008 to 2010, Kimmage was an independent consultant and Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute. Prior to that, from 2003 to 2008, he was a regional analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, where he focused on Russian and Central Asian issues. His published reports on extremist media strategies include Iraqi Insurgent Media: The War of Images and Ideas (co-author, 2007), The Al-Qaeda Media Nexus (author, 2008), and Al-Qaeda Central and the Internet (author, 2010). He has also written extensively on Russian politics, including the chapter "Selective Capitalism and Kleptocracy" in the collection Undermining Democracy: 21st Century Authoritarians (2009). Kimmage received his undergraduate education at the State University of New York at Binghamton and earned an M.A. in Russian and Islamic history from Cornell University. He is fluent in Russian and Arabic.