Protocol Prose Book ClubExperts Guide to International Protocol

The Protocol Prose Book Club meets several times each year. This member-exclusive benefit provides opportunities to connect through shared readings and gather in a virtual setting to discuss what we have learned, reflect on the ideas presented in the book, and ask questions on the topics covered. Recently, the Book Club has expanded to include the authors in the conversation. Authors discuss the book’s central themes, provide their personal perspective, and share insights about their writing process. During the sessions featuring the author, a moderator will lead the question and answer session to facilitate the conversation among readers and the author.

The most recent meeting of the Book Club took place on Tuesday, 17 August 20215:00pm EDT, and featured PDI-POA member Mark Verheul discussing the newest edition of his book, co-authored with Gilbert Monod de Froideville, An Expert's Guide to International Protocol. Members, please watch your emails and the Facebook Group for details of upcoming Book Club sessions and the announcements of our next book!


A sampling of books featured in past Protocol Prose Book Club meetings:

  • The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
  • The Course of History: Ten Meals that Changed the World by Struan Stevenson 
  • The Ease of Tea: Enjoy a Perfect Cup Every Day by Brenda Sterling Meyers
  • The Etiquette Edge by Beverly Langford
  • Protocol: The Power of Diplomacy and How to Make It Work for You by Capricia Penavic Marshall
  • Working with Americans: How to Build Profitable Business Relationships by Allison Stewart-Allen and Lanie Denslow


If you have a recommendation for a book for the Protocol Prose Book Club, please share your ideas with us by contacting the CEPD Committee.