The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will hold its first public meeting in two years on "The State of Public Diplomacy in 2014." Fourteen years after the merger of the U.S. Information Agency with the U.S. Department of State, and 12 years after the attacks of September 11th, what have we learned about the limitations and opportunities for U.S. public diplomacy policy and action?
This session will include a review of the audits and scholarly research that have been conducted on public diplomacy the last decade to determine what we do and do not know moving into a year with new public diplomacy leadership. The Commission will also introduce its objectives and research agenda for 2014.
A detailed agenda will follow. For those unable to attend in-person, a video of the meeting and its minutes will be posted on the Commission's Meeting's page.
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U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
Since 1948, the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) has been charged with appraising U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform and influence foreign publics and to increase the understanding of, and support for, these same activities. The ACPD conducts research and symposiums that provide honest assessments and informed discourse on public diplomacy efforts across government. The Commission was suspended from December 2011 to July 2013.
Katherine Brown, Executive Director: BrownKA4@state.gov