CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Center for Global Public Relations in collaboration with the International Section of the Public Relations Society of America will host a seminar featuring five noted public relations experts discussing global strategies and initiatives of internationally successful organizations, Friday, April 23, at UNC Charlotte's Harris Alumni Center.

This program is designed for public relations executives whose organizations are interested in successful public relations practices worldwide, said Center for Global Public Relations Director, Dean Kruckeberg.

The panelists include:

John Paluszek, senior counsel, Ketchum PR and president of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management

Ray Crockett, director of communications, Coca-Cola North America

Peter Debreceny, strategy execution consultant, Gagen MacDonald

Temple Black, spokesperson, Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Katerina Tsetsura, University of Oklahoma, specialist in global strategic communication, public affairs and issues management in countries with transitional economies

The seminar, to be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., costs $450 per person and includes breakfast and lunch. Group rates are available.

The Center for Global Public Relations is dedicated to helping public relations practitioners, scholars, educators and students form a global professional community to share universal professional values and best practices. The Center's mission is to encourage and support the evolution of global public relations as a specialization of professional practice helping people and organizations worldwide through communication and understanding.

To register for the seminar, contact Henrique Viana at or Dean Kruckeberg at For more information, visit

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