Jan. 22, 2015

Jason Shevrin:, 202-994-5631
Nicole Carlotto:, 202-994-6466

David Ensor, director of Voice of America, will visit the George Washington University on Jan. 27 to discuss challenges that the U.S.-funded media outlet faces as it presents to a global audience. He will also discuss the strategy behind VOA's outreach to various audiences. Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at GW, will guide the discussion.

  • David Ensor, director, VOA
  • Frank Sesno, director, SMPA (interviewer)


Tuesday, Jan. 27; 6:15-7:15 p.m.



The George Washington University 

Media and Public Affairs Building

Room B-07 (lower level)

805 21st St., NW

Washington, D.C.  

Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange, Blue and Silver lines)



Media interested in attending must contact Jason Shevrin at or 202-994-5631.


Mr. Ensor is a veteran international journalist who has been a correspondent for NPR, ABC News and CNN. He was also the head of communications and public diplomacy for the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan.

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