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Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy is a bipartisan panel created by Congress and appointed by the President to appraise U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics.

The Commission, now in its 60th year, was reauthorized in June 2007 pursuant to Public Law P.L. 110-21 (2007). It formulates and recommends to the President, the Secretary of State, and Members of Congress policies and programs to carry out the public diplomacy functions vested in the State Department, Broadcasting Board of Governors, and other government agencies. It also appraises the effectiveness of the public diplomacy policies and programs carried out by government agencies.

By law, the Commission's seven members are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. They are selected from a cross-section of professional backgrounds and serve 3-year terms with the possibility for reappointment.

The Commission reports its findings and recommendations to the President, the Congress, the Secretary of State, and to the American people.

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Staff and Contact Information
Carl K. Chan, Executive Director
David J. Firestein, Deputy Executive Director and Senior Advisor
Jamice Clayton, Administrative Officer

U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
301 - 4th St. SW., Rm. 855
Washington, DC 20547
phone: 202-203-7880
fax: 202-203-7886

  
Highlights

Testimony before Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs
(Sept. 23): Amb. Elizabeth Bagley testified before the Senate committee on the 2008 report. Full Text

FAQs on "Getting the People Part Right"
Chairman William Hybl answers frequently asked questions about the 2008 report.  Q & A's

 

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