The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) supports people-to-people conversations with foreign publics on U.S. policy priorities. To carry out this mission, IIP leverages digital communications technology to reach across platforms - from traditional forms of communications to new media channels. The bureau takes a strategic, data-driven approach to develop multimedia, digital communications products and to manage an overseas network of bricks-and-mortar American Spaces. Whether discussions take place in person or in virtual spaces, the bureau’s top goal is to connect people with policy through dialogue that is relatable and understandable. In addition to IIP’s ongoing programs, the bureau stands up timely special focus communications campaigns that respond to emerging issues. Bureau Coordinator Macon Phillips heads the IIP senior leadership team.
“IIP works in between the news of the day and the experience of a lifetime. We want to engage audiences around the world to work with the United States on areas of shared interest.”
- Macon Phillips, Bureau Coordinator, IIP
IIP belongs to the State Department’s public diplomacy family of bureaus. While the Bureau of Public Affairs manages news of the day primarily for U.S. audiences and the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs bureau builds long-term relationships through exchanges, IIP advances U.S. foreign policy goals directly with foreign audiences in support of U.S. embassies, consulates and missions abroad.
American Spaces With some 700 Spaces in more than 150 countries worldwide, American Spaces provide welcoming environments where visitors can connect and learn about the United States.
IIP Interactive provides a virtual space where people can exchange ideas freely and directly with subject experts, opinion-makers, community leaders and U.S. officials.
ShareAmerica is a digital platform optimized so content can flow seamlessly across social media networks with easy access from mobile devices.
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To explore the Department’s global social media presence, see a list of links to official social media accounts managed by U.S. embassies, consulates, and other missions.
Follow IIP Bureau Coordinator Phillips on Twitter @macon44
Follow the IIP Bureau on Twitter @IIPState
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