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Diplomacy in Action

United States 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.

On January 3, 2013, the ACPD was reauthorized and signed into law under H.R. 4310, Section 1280; the authorization is retroactive to October 1, 2010, and continues through to October 1, 2015. After a 19-month suspension, the ACPD officially resumed operations on July 15, 2013.


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