US Under Secretary of State Sonenshine addresses Bilkent StudentsMs. Tara Sonenshine, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs visited Bilkent University on 29 November 2012. Addressing a group of undergraduate students from the Departments of Communication and Design, International Relations, and Political Science, Undersecretary Sonenshine gave a talk entitled â€śThe Freedom to Communicate and Connect: Public Diplomacy in the 21st Centuryâ€ť. The talk was followed by a question and answer session.
Ms. Sonenshine has served the Obama administration as Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs since April 2012. Following years of experience in the Media, Ms. Sonensine also served as Executive Vice President of the United States Institute of Peace before assuming her role at the State Department.