John H. Brown

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John H. Brown is a Senior Fellow at USC Center on Public Diplomacy where he regularly publishes the Public Diplomacy Press Review.

Brown is currently a Research Associate at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, where he has taught courses about public diplomacy.

A consultant for the Library of Congress's "Open World" exchange program with the Russian Federation, he has written for the Washington Post, The Nation (on-line),, Moscow Times, and American Diplomacy; occasionally lectured at the ELE public forum in Moscow.[1]

Brown, who received a Ph.D. in Russian History from Princeton University in 1977, was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service from 1981 until March 10, 2003, where he resigned over the war in Iraq.[2] He served in London, Prague, Kraków, Kiev, Belgrade and Moscow. He is co-author (with S. Grant) of The Russian Empire and the Soviet Union: A Guide to Archival and Manuscript Materials in the United States. His other published writings include research on Russian history as well as articles in the Polish and Serbian press.


  1. ^ "ELE Speakers List". 
  2. ^ Interview with John H. Brown, Ret. State Department, Foreign Service Officer, Echo Chamber Project, July 15, 2004. Retrieved on July 25, 2007.

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