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Bureau of Public Affairs: Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs

The Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs creates and coordinates opportunities for dialog between the Administration and the American public to improve public awareness of and involvement in the Department and its work. We also provide international outreach support services to state and local elected officials in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and all other inhabited U.S. territories.

This office is the central point of coordination for domestic speaking engagements, briefings, and conference programs in Washington, DC and around the country. For more information, click on one of the boxes below.

Intergovernmental Affairs organizes briefings about exchange programs, supports official trips abroad, and coordinates meetings between department experts and state and local officials.

Nongovernmental Organizations Liaison creates opportunities for dialogue between the State Department and representatives of nongovernmental organizations by setting up conferences and briefings. Regional Programs improves public awareness of U.S. foreign policy by arranging for State Department officials to meet with businesses, think tanks, students, and other groups throughout the United States.
Washington Programs sets up programs at the State Department for students, corporate executives, educators, and other groups to learn about international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. Sign up for email updates Click here for contact information for the Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs.

  
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